Close up view of two people's snowshoes

Venturing around the refuge on a pair snowshoes offers incredible exercise in the middle of Minnesota's snowy winter. 

Don't have snowshoes? That's okay. When there's enough snow on the ground, stop by the Bloomington visitor center Thursdays-Sundays from 10 AM - 3:30 PM to borrow a pair of adult or child-sized snowshoes for free. We recommend bringing a pair of hiking or ski poles if you have them.

To view our trail maps, visit our Trails page. 

Our Rapids Lake visitor center in Carver is temporarily closed, but will have pop-up snowshoe lending on select days. Visit our Events page or Facebook page for updates and oncoming dates.