Refuge Marshland Entrance
Marshland Access will be closed due to a Road Improvement Project

Marshland Access will be closed to all public entry starting Monday, July 22nd for a road improvement project. Work is expected to be completed within eight weeks. The Marshland Access road project will provide safer access from State Highway 35 and improve the condition of the entire access road. This road improvement project is part of a larger project to improve access on both roads, the Marshland Access, and the Main Entrance Road.

Detour signs will route visitors to the Main Entrance Road. In the event that the Main Entrance Road is closed due to flooding while Marshland Access is also closed, there will be no access to the refuge.

Thank you for your patience as our maintenance professionals work to improve your National Wildlife Refuge.

Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1936 and 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.

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Come and explore your National Wildlife Refuge! Whether you prefer to enjoy wildlife from the comfort or your car, by bike, or on a nature walk you can do it all here. The 6,808-acre Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge lies within the Mississippi flyway, along the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin.

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      Our Species

      This 6,808 acre refuge lies within the Mississippi River. The rolling prairies, rich wetlands and bottomland forests support a variety of wildlife species. These backwaters of the river provide resting and feeding areas for both waterfowl and other birds.