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 refuge‚ 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.Read More