Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge consists of 30,700 acres of Federal land dedicated to the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats for present and future generations of Americans. One of ten National Wildlife Refuges in Minnesota, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is located in Zimmerman, about 50 miles northwest of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area and 30 miles southeast of St. Cloud. While a bit off the beaten path of the Great River Road proper, it is a nature lover's paradise and well worth the side trip.