Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene.

Features

  • Proposed Change to Hunting Program

    The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is proposing to update the refuge’s hunting program and is seeking public comment

    Learn more...

  • Banking on Nature Horicon

    Banking on Nature Report

    Learn how the refuge brings money and jobs into your local community!

    Learn more

  • monarch_caterpillar

    Monarchs are Heading North

    As of March 30 monarchs have been reported in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee. As they arrive in your area look for eggs and caterpillars.

    Report Your Sightings

  • 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

  • water bug scooping

    Sense of Wonder Discovery Trail

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

    Sense of Wonder Discovery Trail 2018

Public Use Information

Recent Land Transfer from Ducks Unlimited Adds Seventy Acres to Horicon Refuge

An additional 70 acres of land was recently added to the northern boundary of the refuge as a land transfer from Ducks Unlimited. The area is open for all hunting seasons currently allowed on the refuge as well as to other approved recreational uses during the designated time periods outlined in the general refuge regulations. See below for tract map.

Zuelke Tract Map

Birding Information

A majority of the marsh is still iced over but water is gradually opening up. Birds species that can be seen in small numbers include Canada geese, sandhill cranes, red-winged blackbirds, and a few species of ducks.

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 11, Feb 8, and Mar 7, 2020. Coot's Corner Bookstore, located within the refuge visitor center is owned and operated by the non-profit Friends of Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. For current hours or 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.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

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