Plan Your Visit


Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is a place where wildlife thrives and where visitors can reconnect with nature and experience the many wildlife-dependent opportunities the refuge has to offer.


Directions, Address & Contact Info

The refuge is located 150 miles from Milwaukee, WI and 180 miles from Minneapolis, MN. Most of the refuge lies north of Highway 21 and west of Highway 80, with all property in Juneau County. The visitor center is located north of Highway 21 off Headquarters Road. For information call 608-565-2551 or email 

Point of Interest

The refuge visitor center is the best place to start your visit! The visitor center is located at N11385 Headquarters Road, Necedah, WI 54646. The refuge provides opportunities to observe wildlife while traveling by car, truck, or ATV on public township roads or by hiking on any of the six established trails. Visitor Center Update: We now have a contactless naturalist station on Fridays and Saturdays -a naturalist is available to speak to through a speaker/microphone system for extra information at the front doors of the visitor center. The outdoor bathrooms are now also open Monday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm to accommodate for sanitizing and cleaning. The interior of the visitor center will remain closed. We hope to have some limited indoor option by late summer/early fall.Please call ahead to verify as hours are subject to change 608-565-2551 or E-mail 

Know Before You Go

When planning a trip to the refuge, it is important to wear sturdy shoes for land excursions and to dress for the weather. Bring water, food, insect repellent and anything else that might make the outdoor experience more enjoyable. Binoculars and field guides are available for loan at the visitor center.