Official website for Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center and Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Friends of Horicon Marsh  Education & Visitor Center is to provide financial and volunteer support for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Horicon Marsh’s efforts to educate visitors about the needs, values and uses of watersheds, wetlands and wildlife.

Come Visit Us

Visit the links below or our Special Events Calendar for more information about upcoming events and programs.

New Event!  "Wildflowers for Wildlife: Enhancing your Backyard" 

Pre-order form for wildflowers can be found here!

What you can do at Horicon Marsh?

     Hours of Operation                Location Map & Directions

Center hours for the months of December through March on weekends are 1-4pm.

During the week we continue to be open 9am to 4pm.

For lodging in the area visit here:  Lodging 

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Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center at night.
   Photo by John Schuett 

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Birds of Horicon Marsh

The interior of Horicon Marsh is home to a wide variety of marsh birds. It is home to ducks and geese as well as pelicans, herons, egrets and cormorants. However, the scattered woodlands provide home to a great array of songbirds that can be found during the spring and fall migration as well as summer nesting populations. A close look may reveal a range of colorful songsters hiding among the dense foliage.


For latest bird counts go to and go to featured page on the right side.






Fall & Spring Migration of Canada Geese

Rare & Endangered Species

Marsh Mammals

Reptiles & Amphibians


Schedule a Tour or Class

There are no fees for classes or students; but donations are appreciated. School donations are used to support education programs at the marsh. There is no charge for tours, but reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance. To arrange a tour, call 920-387-7893. A volunteer member of the Friends group or a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources naturalist educator will help you.

More about scheduling a tour or class


Click here to see our special event, lecture and naturalist series schedule.

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08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Nestbox Monitoring
May 3 - Saturday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bird Festival
May 9-12
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