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La Crosse District

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La Crosse District Visitor Center and Offices are located at N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI 54650. If you type this address into Google Maps put a space in the address: N 5727 County Road Z.

Mailing address:  N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI  54650


The approximately 12,000 square foot Silver LEED certified Visitor Center and Office serve as the gateway to the refuge. The facility include exhibits, a multipurpose room, staff offices and storage. Accessible trails and observation areas provide additional exploration opportunities on the 183 acres of sand prairie. 

The exhibits, interpretive talks and special events highlight the natural history of the refuge. School, community, and agency groups have the opportunity to use the multipurpose room for classes, meetings, and presentations.  

Trails around the Visitor Center 
eBird Kiosk - recent bird sightings.
 

 Visitor Center Operating Hours 
April 1 - August 31

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday   10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Closed Sundays and federal holidays

 

For more information, contact the  Office at (608) 779-2399 or visit the center. 

 

La Crosse District manages Pools 7 and 8 on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge 

 

 

District Manager               James_Nissen@fws.gov           608 779 2385
Asst. District Manager Kendra_Niemec@fws.gov  608 779 2386
Administrative Technician   Vacant  
Refuge Manager Trainee      Laurel_Kullerud@fws.gov  608-779-2232
Biologist Wendy Woyczik@fws.gov      608 779 2387
Private Lands Biologist William_Kiser@fws.gov  608 779 2388
Visitor Services Manager      Paula_Ogden-Muse@fws.gov  608 779 2392
Visitor Services Specialist Katherine_Julian@fws.gov      608 779 2391
Federal Wildlife Officer Randy_Lilla@fws.gov  608 780 7304
Biological Technician Calvin_Gehri@fws.gov  608 779 2389
Maintenance Mechanic Robert_Garrelts@fws.gov  608 779 2234
 Fax Number:   608 779 2393
     
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2014
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