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La Crosse District

LaCrosse_Visitor_Center_Fall512x219La 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.

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.

Refuge Visitor Center Operating Hours 
Spring and Summer - (April 1 - August 31) 

- Open Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Saturday   10:00 am - 4:00 pm  
- 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                608 779 2385
Asst. District Manager  608 779 2386
Refuge Ranger  608 779 2392
Administrative Technician   Vacant  
Refuge Manager Trainee  608 779   2232
Biologist Wendy      608 779 2387
Private Lands Biologist  608 779 2388
Federal Wildlife Officer  608-779-2397
Biological Technician  608 779 2389
Maintenance Mechanic  608 779 2234
 Fax Number:   608 779 2393
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2014
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