Nestled in central Wisconsin is a landscape that was epitomized by early homesteaders as the Great Wisconsin Swamp. A mosaic habitat of sedge meadow, savanna, and pine-oak forest established in 1939 the area is an island of refugeā€š home to ringed boghaunter dragonflies, whooping cranes, trumpeter swans, wolves, Karner blue butterflies, badgers, and red-headed woodpeckers. Each species and habitat is monitored and maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ensure overall vigor within the 44,000-acre ecosystem.

Necedah’s newest addition accompanies over 230 species of birds, hundreds of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Visitors have a magnificent starting point for all of the opportunities to fish, hunt, hike and enjoy nature.

Directions from Nearest Town/Intersection

The main entrance to the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is located off of Highway 21 between the Village of Necedah and the town of Tomah.

7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sundays.

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