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National Wildlife Refuge

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35704 County Highway 26
Rochert, MN   56578
E-mail: tamarac@fws.gov
Phone Number: 218-847-2641
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Timber wolves are occasionally seen at Tamarac Refuge.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
School groups are welcome. The various habitats provide a wonderful classroom for many educational group activities. For more information, or to make group arrangements, please contact the refuge office.

Several lakes are open for fishing throughout the year. Two sites along the Otter Tail River are also open for bank fishing. A universally accessible pier is located by the boat ramp on Many Point Lake. Consult the refuge's Fishing Map and Regulations leaflet and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fishing Regulations booklet, or White Earth regulations for more detailed information.

The refuge offers opportunities for hunters during the fall and winter months. Consult the refuge's Hunting Map and Regulations leaflet and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet, or White Earth regulations for more detailed information.

Interpretive programs may be offered during the summer season. For more information, please contact the refuge office. The refuge visitor center offers interpretive displays about refuge wildlife.

Wildlife Observation
The refuge abounds with wildlife-viewing opportunities, and over 250 bird and 50 mammal species have been recorded here since 1938. Lakes, rivers, and wetlands provide homes for countless species of fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Near woodlands and grasslands, you will find butterflies, moths, insects, and other creatures. Leaf color during the fall season is spectacular! Hiking trails and the auto tour route allow quick access to scenic areas. A bird checklist is available.

Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is a national educational program to inform visitors about reducing the damage caused by outdoor activities, particularly non-motorized recreation. Leave No Trace principles and practices are based on an abiding respect for the natural world and our fellow wildland visitors. We can act on behalf of the places and wildlife that inspire us by adopting the skills and ethics that enable us to Leave No Trace.

1. Plan ahead and prepare.
2. Travel on durable surfaces.
3. Dispose of waste properly.
4. Leave what you find.
5. Respect wildlife.
6. Be considerate of other visitors.

For more information on Leave No Trace, visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Web site. (http://www.lnt.org)

Refuge Headquarters - Open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Visitor Center - Open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (year round); Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (summer weekends). Wildlife Drive/Outdoor Facilities - Open daily, 5:00 am - 10:00 pm (year-round).

Entrance Fees
This refuge does not require an entrance fee.

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