Overnight Photography Experience

Spend a night with thousands of cranes!!!
Photo: Don Brockmeier

Rowe Sanctuary's photo blinds are placed near major Sandhill Crane roosts and can provide excellent opportunities for photography or a unique experience for any nature enthusiast. This experience is not for the faint of heart and can be quite cold. Participants will remain in the blind from 5:00 p.m. on the day of the reservation until retrieved by a Rowe Sanctuary guide the following day after the cranes have left the river (usually after 9:00 a.m.).

Because of the close proximity of the cranes, you are not allowed to leave the blind until a staff person or volunteer comes to get you the following morning. The safety of the cranes is our highest priority, so the rules are enforced.  Each blind has a porta-potty. You are responsible for bringing the proper equipment to stay warm overnight.

Reservations can be made starting January 2, 2020 either on-line or by calling 308-468-5282 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday Please review the information below prior to making a reservation.

Tour Start Times:
4:45 p.m. - March 13 - April 11.

Fees :
$250/blind + taxes and fees


We recommend:

  • Two sleeping bags per person
  • Foam or insulated pads
  • Extra clothing
  • Warm drinks and food

For additional information, call 308-468-5282.

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