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General Information

Description - Rice Lake NWR is located in the glaciated transition zone between hardwood and coniferous forest types. Habitats include a wide range from bog to upland hardwoods.


Refuge history centers around the 4,500-acre Rice Lake. For thousands of years, Indians would gather here to harvest the abundant wild rice - and still do today.


Rice Lake is a major migration stopover in the fall for waterfowl, it is noted for its concentrations of ring-necked ducks, up to 100,000 where they feed on wild rice until freeze-up in early November.

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Contact Information:
Rice Lake NWR, Route 2, Box 67 , McGregor, MN, 55760, Phone: 218-768-2402

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Links:
Rice Lake NWR - Official agency website

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