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    Special Waterfowl Hunt

    October 15-16, 2016, special hunt opportunity available for persons with disabilities. Spread the word about this hunt of a lifetime!

    2016 Waterfowl Hunt

  • Barbara Hysell Monarch Butterfly

    Make Way for Mexico

    Have you noticed groups of monarchs? They are getting ready to migrate and will be arriving at their wintering grounds about Halloween.

    Track Their Journey

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    Field Notes

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

    Field Notes

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    Fall Migration

    Want to know which of our feathered friends are visiting the refuge this fall? Stay up to date with recent bird sightings through eBird.

    Recent Bird Sightings

  • Fall Fun on the Refuge!

    Fall Fun on the Refuge

    Fall migration is underway on the refuge! Prairie grasses paint the sand hills with a palette of cozy colors!


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  

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  • 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
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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2016


  • Special Presentation by Ellen McDonah

    Ellen_McDonah60x60October 12, 2016

    Join us, Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30 pm for a special presentation from Ellen McDonah! The 1st woman to kayak the entire Miss. River!

    Special Presentation by Ellen McDonah
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