Rydell National Wildlife Refuge

Rydell National Wildlife Refuge

Thief River Falls Visitors Guide

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Rydell National Wildlife Refuge
17788 349th St. S.E.
MN 56535


Over seven miles of trails provide visitors access to experience this bountiful natural treasure. Five miles have been paved to improve accessibility for all. Excellent bird-watching opportunities may be found along the trails and around the Visitor’s Center, which has several bird feeders and plantings to specifically attract birds. Deer hunting opportunities are available annually for youth and people with disabilities.

The refuge trail system is open daily from sunrise to sunset and the Vistitor's Center is open during regular business hours and on Sundays from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. With extended hours through the summer. Activities include hiking, biking, bird watching, cross-counrty skiing and shonwshoeing.

Interpretive programs are held on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer.

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