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 now, refuge visitor centers and other public facilities may be closed and most scheduled events have been postponed.

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. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page.


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    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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    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!

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    Field Notes

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

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    Bird Sightings

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

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About the Refuge

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Visitor Center

Necedah NWR Visitor Center is open Mon-Sat, 9am-4pm, closed Federal holidays, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Refuge lands are open sunrise-sunset year-round.

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