Skip Navigation


  • American Lotus

    Wetland Wonders

    Aquatic plants are blooming in the wetlands making the perfect backdrop for egrets, herons, and pelicans!

  • Barbara Hysell Monarch Butterfly

    It Is Peak Breeding Season!

    Are you seeing eggs and caterpillars in your area? You can help scientists by reporting your sightings.

    Report your sightings to Journey North

  • Fieldnotes218x116

    Field Notes

    Showcasing the activities and accomplishments of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Field Notes


Free Entry to Federal Recreational Lands for 4th Graders!


All U.S. 4th graders can enjoy a free Every Kid in a Park pass good for free entry into our federal lands. This pass admits everyone in the family car! Just download the voucher from the website and exchange it for the card at the refuge's visitor contact station. Pass is good through the end of August 2016. New passes available September 1st for new 4th graders.

Every Kid in a Park Website

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  

Follow NWRS Online



  • A Little About the Refuge


    Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge is nestled along the eastern edge of the mighty Mississippi River. The scenic drive to the refuge along the Great River Scenic Byway entices travelers along the way.

    About the Refuge
  • Visit Us


    Trempealeau NWR Visitor Contact Station is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, and closed on federal holidays. Refuge lands are open dawn to dusk.

    Plan Your Visit
  • Follow Us On Facebook


    Like us on Facebook and stay up to date on what is happening at the refuge.

    Like us on Facebook
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2016


  • Sunrise Yoga & Canoeing

    Sunrise_2016July 16, 2016

    Join us Saturday, July 16th at 6:00 am for sunrise yoga and meditation followed by a canoeing wildlife experience.

    Sunrise Yoga and Canoeing
  • Picture The Prairie

    Picture_The_PrairieJuly 23, 2016

    Join us Saturday, July 23rd at 8:30 am for some fun with camera phone photography and a prairie hike!

    Picture The Prairie
Return to main navigation