Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in northern Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Superior. The refuge was established in 1998 in an effort to restore coaster brook trout, a native trout that spawns in Whittlesey Creek and spends its adult life in Lake Superior. Another important role of the refuge is to provide environmental education in the local community through a partnership with other agencies in the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.
Visitors are welcome to stop by the Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge office which is located in the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center at 29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806. The office is located about ½ mile west of the intersection of State Highway 2 and County Road 13. The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is open seven days a week. Hours of operation change with the season so please check the center website. The refuge office is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. although staff are not always in the office.