Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Professional Review and Guide

"A popular bird haven, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge lies along the Minnesota River Valley, where the prairies and floodplains provide habitat for approximately 226 species of migrating or nesting birds—including songbirds, waterfowl, and birds of prey. The refuge has much to offer its visitors.

It consists of eight units totaling more than 11,000 acres, miles of hiking trails, and a modern visitor center with 8,000 square feet of exhibit space, several classrooms, an observation deck, and a bookstore. The Louisville Swamp Unit has 13 miles of interconnecting trails that take you up onto high blurs overlooking wetlands, across Sand Creek, and through open prairie, upland forest, and oak savanna."

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Trail Information

Shakopee
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.7
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Access
3.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season & Limits
780 feet
Trailhead Elevation
780 feet
Top Elevation
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington, MN; (952) 854- 5900; midwest.fws.gov/Minnesota Valley; Park Manager, Minnesota Valley State Park, Jordan, MN; (952) 492-6400
Local Contacts
USGS Jordan East and Jordan West
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018