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Rich Greenland talks with Hamden Slough assistant manager Ryan Frohling during the open house. Greenland's father is a previous owner of some of the land the refuge now sits on.

Hamden Slough

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Established by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 1989, Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge today encompasses a total of 3,170 acres in northwest Becker County.


It is managed through the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District.

Stretching from Honstad Lake just northeast of Audubon up to Bisson Lake northwest of Callaway, Hamden Slough NWR has long been a popular spot for birders.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454