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Winter Wonderland

WinterVisitorCenter_512x219Necedah National Wildlife Refuge encourages people all ages to share in the wonder of the refuge during winter! Refuge trails, roads, and all permissible activities are open to the public year-round, sunrise to sunset. 

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is a Winter Wonderland 


NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Look no further than Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for a fun winter get-away.  Winter can be a great time to explore refuge trails on foot or by snowshoe.  Fewer plants and fresh snow make wildlife and their tracks more visible. 


Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to see the refuge during winter.  This easy to learn sport poses little risk of injury and is a great way to exert energy during the cold winter months.  Check-out a pair of adult or child sized snowshoes at the Visitor Center to explore on your own, or join a naturalist on Saturday, January 11th from 10:00am – 11:00am for a short snowshoe lesson and habitat hike.  All skill levels welcomed. 


The Necedah NWR staff encourages you to bring along family and friends of all ages to share in the wonder of the refuge during winter!  Cross-country ski trails and snowshoeing trails are open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.  Don’t forget to stop in the Visitor Center to warm up after your winter activities and explore the exhibits! 


From tracking wildlife, to photographing winter scenery, to wildlife watching from the comfort of the Visitor Center, Necedah NWR has something for all ages to enjoy! 


Necedah NWR Visitor Center is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm except for Federal Holidays and Visitor Center maintenance and cleaning from Monday, December 23rd through Wednesday, January 1st.  During this time, refuge trails, roads, and all other permissible activities will remain open to the public, sunrise to sunset. 


For more information on hunting, public programming, or a copy of our trail maps, contact the Necedah NWR Visitor Center at 608-565-2551 or by e-mail at  Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is located off of Highway 21 four miles west of the Village of Necedah or 18 miles east of Tomah.  Refuge lands are open sunrise to sunset year-round.  For additional information please call 608-565-2551or visit us online at 


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Last Updated: Dec 04, 2013
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