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    Fall Migration

    Want to know which of our feathered friends are visiting the refuge this fall? Stay up to date with recent bird sightings through eBird.

    Recent Bird Sightings

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    Mmmm, Milkweed!

    Keep an eye out for emerging milkweed.This is the only plant monarch caterpillars will eat, so consider this when planting your garden!

    Milkweed Seed Finder

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    Deer Hunting Permit Information

    Applications and instructions for deer hunting permits are now available. Select the 'Visit' link above, then 'Permits' for more info.

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    Special Waterfowl Hunt

    October 20 &21, 2018, special hunt opportunity available for persons with disabilities. Spread the word about this hunt of a lifetime!

    2018 Waterfowl Hunt

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    Field Notes

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

    Field Notes


Visit Us


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


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

Like us on Facebook

Federal Recreational Lands Passes


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

A Little About the Refuge


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


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