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Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

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W4279 Headquarters Rd, Phone 920-387-2658, Mayville, WI 53050-1931
+1 920-387-2658
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Touring the Marsh by Motorcycle

One of the members of our Harley Owners Group had a cousin who recently retired from the National... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2018
Curly H
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wild N Out With Wildlife!

We traveled to this area intentionally to register for our National Park Sticker and were amazed... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
legacyendeavors
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Racine, 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 21 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
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Reviewed 25 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
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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
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Reviewed 15 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

1  Thank TommyBear
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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
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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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Reviewed 10 June 2017

We were on the national park side rather than the state site so no admission fee. Informative headquarters. We were there in June and just missed the cattails and didn't see much wildlife other than geese, but the marsh is beautiful, we walked for a...More

Thank CSfromFC
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited the marsh area in the fall for biking and in the winter for hiking. It is very scenic and peaceful. We saw flocks of geese overhead, an amazing sight.

1  Thank kdav123452017
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Amazing quantities of birds. This review is of the north side of the Marsh, which is federal-owned. The south side is state and also great to visit, and has a great visitor center and great waterfowl and hiking. The north side has a driving circle...More

Thank NorthWoodsWanderer
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

What can you say about nature? It was uncrowded, peaceful, and starting to show fall color. Wish there had been more birds, but that's the nature of nature. We did get to see a lot of geese and heard and saw sandhill cranes in the...More

1  Thank J-9inIA
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