• Mexico Monarchs AnnMarie Krmpotich/USFWS

    Monarchs Cover Firs in Sanctuaries

    Monarch Watch volunteers are visiting Monarch Sanctuaries in search of tagged butterflies.

    Tag Recovery

  • 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

  • SOW archway

    Sense of Wonder Discovery Trail

    Check out the progress of our new visitor center trail and nature play area!

  • Winter Event

    Winter Wonderland Event February 10th

    Feb 10 (10:00 am-2:00 pm) Crafts, displays and hot chocolate; and snowshoes are available for loan. N10755 South Point Rd.

  • 4thgrade

    Federal Recreation Passes

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


Public Use Information

Roads, Trails, & Recreation Facility Updates

Auto Tour and Dike Rd. are Closed to Vehicles Due to Snow. The entire refuge is open for wildlife observation and nature photography via hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing through March 15, 2018. *Weather, maintenance, and management practices (pumping water, prescribed fire) may lead to periodic closures of facilities as needed. Please check website, facebook and or call for updates before your planned visit.

Birding Information

Occasional snowy owl sightings have been reported around Cty Z and Hwy 49.

Waterbird Survey - Horicon NWR

Horicon NWR / Fox River NWR Hunt Plan

Final hunt plan. For questions, call 920-387-2658 ext 111.

Horicon NWR / Fox River NWR Hunt Plan
Location / Hours

Location & Hours

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center W4279 Headquarters Rd. Mayville, WI 53050. Phone: 920-387-2658 Refuge public use areas are open daily from dawn to dusk. Visitor Center - Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. April-November: Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (plus Sundays in October). Open July 4,Labor Day and Columbus Day. (Closed all other federal holidays). The visitor center will be open one Saturday per month during the winter months: Jan 13, Feb 10, and Mar 3, 2018. Coot's Corner Bookstore, located within the refuge visitor center is owned and operated by the non-profit Friends of Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. Winter Hours: Mondays and Fridays, 11am-3pm. For more information, please email fohnwr@yahoo.com.

Plan Your Visit

About the Complex

Horicon Leopold Complex

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Horicon Leopold Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS