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  • Monarch Butterflies at a Sanctuary in Mexico

    Winter's Rest

    The monarchs that originated in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. migrate to Mexico. In winter month they can be found on one of 12 mountains.

    Winter Roosts

  • Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

    Horicon Marsh Visitor Centers

    Horicon Marsh has three visitor centers, one federal, one state and one non-profit.

    Three Centers and Friends

  • 4thgrade

    Federal Recreation Passes

    Passes include the Annual, Senior, Access, Military and 4th grade.


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    Sense of Wonder Discovery Trail

    Check out the progress of our new visitor center trail and nature play area! Grand Opening to be held on April 22nd (Earth Day)!

  • wildflowers

    Wildflowers for Wildlife Pre-order Form

    Deadline for wildflower sale pre-orders is April 14th, 2017. Some plants for sale and garden tours at the event on May 22.

    Wildflower Sale Pre-order Form

Location / Hours

Location & Hours

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center W4279 Headquarters Rd. Mayville, WI 53933. Refuge public use areas are open daily from dawn to dusk. Visitor Center is temporarily CLOSED for bookstore/exhibit renovations! Re-opening date is March 1st 2017. For more information on obtaining federal recreation passes (senior, access, etc.) please call 920-387-2658 ext 124. Appointments may be made Monday-Friday between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm to obtain passes as needed during the month of February.

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About the Complex

Horicon Leopold Complex

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is part of a Complex that includes Fox River, Green Bay and Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuges as well as Leopold Wetland Management District.

Horicon is managed as part of the Horicon Leopold Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Public Use Information

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017
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