Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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    Wild birds in winter...

    Viewing wild birds in the winter can be fun. Bare trees and snow-covered surroundings make bird activities more visible.

    Recent Bird Sightings

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    Winter fun on the refuge!

    Don't let winter bog you down! Get outdoors on the refuge. Check out the cross country ski and snowshoe trails!

    Ski and Snowshoe Trail Map

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    Field Notes

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

    Field Notes

MORE REFUGE INFORMATION

Visit Us

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Trempealeau NWR lands are open dawn to dusk. The Visitor Contact Station is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, and closed on federal holidays. The office may be closed to accommodate duties out on the Refuge.

Plan Your Visit

Follow Us On Facebook

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Like us on Facebook and stay up to date on what is happening at the refuge.

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Federal Recreational Lands Passes

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Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge no longer issues any Federal Recreational Lands passes. For information on passes click on the link below. (A Pass is not needed to access Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge).

Federal Recreational Lands Passes
ABOUT THE REFUGE

A Little About the Refuge

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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

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.

Learn more about the NWRS