Tamarac provides many opportunities for visitors to experience a natural world where plants, wildlife, and serenity can be found everywhere. Come out and enjoy the refuge. Go for a hike, take in a special presentation or movie, or just go explore! There is something for everyone at Tamarac.
Blackbird Wildlife Drive: In search of wildlife? Take a drive on this five mile interpretive rout following the edges of lakes, marshes and meadows. Pick up a brochure at the information kiosk located at the start of the Drive on Hwy 26.
Old Indian Hiking Trail: Follow in the footsteps of the Ojibwa people and experience the beauty of the maple/basswood forest on the 2.4 mile loop trail.
North Country Trail: Hike a portion of this 4600 mile National Scenic Trail as it traverses the refuge through a variety of habitats. Access on 400th Ave., Blackbird Wildlife drive or Pine Lake Parking Area on Cty Hwy 29.
Wildlife Excursions: Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide! Tours will be of- fered every Thursday June-August at 10:00 am. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac Refuge. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Wild Wednesdays: 10:00 am June -August. Explore the world of nature with your child during this hour long adventure geared for 3-7 yr olds. Meet at Discovery Center.
Weekend Movies and Presentations: Wildlife films, special programs and activities will be offered every weekend May 21 through October 8.
Visitor Center Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am–4:00 pm and summer weekends 10:00 am– 5:00 pm (May 20 -October 14).
For volunteer information, visit the Friends of Tamarac website at www.tamaracfriends.org or check out Tamarac’s Facebook page!
For refuge information, contact the staff at 218-847-2641 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/tamarac.