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
Winter Wonderland Event February 11th
Feb 11 (10:00 am-2:00 pm) Crafts, displays and hot chocolate; and snowshoes are available for loan. N10755 South Point Rd.
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)!
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 open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. and one Saturday per month during the winter- December 3, January 21, February 11, and March 18.
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
Public Programs / Education
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: Jan 13, 2017