Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Eastern forest dramatically gives way to the western prairie at Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge. Hardwood forests stretching from the Atlantic seaboard rapidly shift to the vast western prairie at this picturesque refuge. Prior to settlement, this diverse vegetation was attractive to wildlife, and the area teemed with waterfowl, upland birds, bison, wolves, and other prairie wildlife. When fully restored, the refuge will provide the largest contiguous block of wetland prairie habitat in the region, encompassing nearly 6,000 acres.
The refuge office is located one mile northeast of Audubon, Minnesota. Visitors can get to the refuge office by following the brown and white refuge signs on state, county, and township roads. The best route to the refuge office from U.S. Hwy. 10 at Audubon is north on County Road #13 to the downtown Audubon. Proceed east on County Road #104 for 1.3 miles, then north on County Road #104 for 0.75 miles to the south end of the refuge. Follow refuge signs and proceed 0.25 miles northwest on Township Road #440 to the refuge office.www.hobogrill.org