Tamarac Wilderness


The Tamarac Wilderness now contains a total of 2,180 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Minnesota. In 1976 the Tamarac Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,..." you play an important role in helping to "...secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities.Regulations:Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. In a few areas some exceptions allowing the use of motorized equipment or mechanical transport are described in the special regulations in effect for a specific area. Contact the agency for more information about regulations.Contact Information:PROJECT LEADER, TAMARAC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE: Neil Powers35704 County Highway 26Rochert, MN 56578Phone: 218-847-2641 ext. 11Fax: 218-847-9141Email: neil_powers@fws.govOffice hours: 7:30am-4pm Monday-Friday.


The 2,000 acre Wilderness of Tamarac NWR is located in the NE corner of the refuge. The area can be accessed from County Highway 35. From the Refuge Visitor Center located at the juncture of County Highways 26 and 29, head east on Cty Hwy 26. Turn north on Bruce Blvd. Turn east on County Highway 143. Turn north on County Highway 35. There is no formal parking area but numerous pullouts by gate trailheads are available. The 3 islands in Tamarac Lake can be accessed with private boat from any 1 of the 3 boat accesses for the lake. Please refer to our refuge map for more information at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/tamarac/documents/refugemap.pdf




, MN




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