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.
Horicon Marsh Visitor Centers
Horicon Marsh has three visitor centers, one federal, one state and one non-profit.
Three Centers and Friends
Federal Recreation Passes
Passes include the Annual, Senior, Access, Military and 4th grade.
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 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
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.
Plan Your Visit
About the 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.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Originally established for this species, the Refuge supports the largest nesting population of redhead ducks east of the Mississippi River. Thousands use the marsh each year.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017