Winter Activities Await


Winter Activities Await at

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge


NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Looking for a wilder way to spend your winter? Look no further than Necedah National Wildlife Refuge for great winter adventures.  From photographing winter scenery, to traversing the trails by snowshoe, to wildlife watching from the comfort of the Visitor Center, there is something fun for the whole family.  Don’t forget to stop at the Visitor Center, open Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, to warm up after your winter activities and explore the exhibits!


Join wildlife and nature photographers for an introductory session on wildlife photography at the monthly “Can You Capture It?” program on Saturday, December 13th at the Visitor Center from 9:00am – 9:45am.  Photographers of all levels are invited to discover tips and tricks for nature photographs in addition to viewing images captured on the Refuge.  All camera types and skill levels welcome! No registration necessary.


 Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to see the Refuge during winter.  This easy to learn sport poses little risk o 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, December 13th from 10:00am-11:00am for a short snowshoe lesson and habitat hike.  All skill levels welcomed. Snowshoes are limited and checked out on a first come, first served basis. Limited snow will result in a winter hike. 


For more information on 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, 9:00am to 4:00pm, 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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