Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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    Donate A Photo Today

    Staff members are looking for a variety of plants and animals on the refuge that could be featured on our website or Facebook page.

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    Like Us On Facebook

    Like us on Facebook and stay up to date on what is happening at Necedah NWR.

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    Support the Friends Group

    Support Friends of NNWR! The non-profit group helps the refuge put on special events, E.E. support, habitat restoration, and much more!

    Friends of Necedah NWR

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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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    Bird Sightings

    Stay up to date with recent bird sightings on the refuge through eBird.

    Recent Bird Sightings

About the Refuge

Visit Us

Visitor Center

Necedah NWR's Visitor Center is temporarily closed (including the Karner Korner Nature Store)- call 608-565-251 or check Facebook for updates. Enjoy the trails! Over 10 miles of hiking trails remain open from sunrise to sunset as well as many overlooks and observation decks.

About Us

Getting Here

Visitor Center Sign

The Refuge is located off of Hwy 21, 4 miles west of Necedah, WI or 18 miles east of Tomah, WI. To reach the Visitor Center, turn onto Headquarters Rd and travel 2 miles into the interior of the Refuge.

About the Refuge


Jr. Duck Stamp Contest

2013 Jr. Duck Stamp Best of Show

This program uses art and science to teach students in grades K-12 the value of wetlands and the waterfowl that use them. The program concludes with the annual art contest.

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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