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Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

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Get up early, do the AUTO TOUR

Just a couple miles East of Waupun you’ll find the entrance to the Marsh Auto tour on the SOUTH... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Carrabelle, Florida
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Exceptional immersion experience into the natural world

The Horicon Marsh is a national and natural treasure. The area we visited included a driving tour... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Joe V
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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W4279 Headquarters Rd, Phone 920-387-2658, Mayville, WI 53050-1931
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Just a couple miles East of Waupun you’ll find the entrance to the Marsh Auto tour on the SOUTH side of Hwy49. You can drive the 3 mile tour or there are a bunch of hiking trails in the area. If you drive, make sure...More

Thank Stevencoles
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The Horicon Marsh is a national and natural treasure. The area we visited included a driving tour, the cleverly named "Ternpike", a floating boardwalk, and hiking trails. The refuge at the very northern end of the marsh along the Ternpike is handicapped accessible - even...More

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 22 July 2018

There are several trails to walk here. Keep in mind mostly in the sun so wear sunscreen. hat, and bug spray. We stopped at the visiters center. The elderly gentleman at the desk was very knowledgeable and helpful. There is a trail to drive and...More

Thank fancypants2014
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Enjoyed strolling down the floating boardwalk with our dog through the Horicon Marsh at the Wildlife Refuge and observing the wildlife from the floating lookout pavilion. We drove the 3 mile auto tour which is a loop where you can view various species of birds,...More

Thank sassynesswithasmile
Reviewed 20 May 2018

One of the members of our Harley Owners Group had a cousin who recently retired from the National Fish and Wildlife Service, who formally was the manager of the Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. He is also a motorcyclist, as were we. He gave us...More

Thank Curly H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We traveled to this area intentionally to register for our National Park Sticker and were amazed upon this discovery! Some of if not all of this location can be quite breath taking....animals scury about across the roads as one travels about by car so be...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge comprises the northern two-thirds of the 33,000 acre Horicon Marsh (reportedly the largest freshwater marsh in the continental U.S.). There is a simple visitors' center on the eastern side of the refuge, where you can get maps and tips on...More

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Southern third of the Marsh is run by the Wisconsin DNR, and has it's own Visitor Center. It allows boating. The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge (which is what THIS is) is the northern section, and it does not allow boating, not even kayaks. The...More

2  Thank TommyBear
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Nice place to spend half a day hiking around and looking for birds. There are so many different kinds here! We spent a few hours here and saw many kinds of colorful ducks, loons and herons. There's a nice driving tour you can do in...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying, we are outdoorsy people. We live in Northern Illinois so this marsh was not unlike any others in the area except it is a wildlife refuge and has waterfowl of varying forms. If you are not familiar w/this type of...More

Thank traveling_jennyd
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