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About the Refuge

About the Station cranes

Fox River National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 1,054 acres of wetland and upland habitat along the Fox River in Marquette County, Wisconsin. The majority of the refuge was acquired in 1979 for the purpose of protecting the area to provide habitat for the greater sandhill crane.

The refuge is closed to the public with the exception of licensed deer hunters during designated time periods of the deer archery and gun seasons.

From Portage, take Highway 33 east to County Highway F north; from Montello, take Highway 22 south to County Highway F south. The refuge is located on the west side of County Highway F, across from John Muir County Park.

The refuge is managed by staff at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Mayville WI. Contact (920)387-2658 or foxriver@fws.gov.
 

 

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2013
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