Connecting People and Wildlife

 

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complete horicon marsh map

Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area - Located along Hwy 28 just outside of Horicon, WI. Open daily year round from dawn to dusk. 3 hiking trails around the marsh. Boardwalk. Acitivities include hiking, birding, photography, geocaching, fishing, paddling, site seeing. Large binoculars outside the Education Center year round. 

Palmatory Point - This location is the best view of Horicon Marsh. It is at a high point at the end Palmatory Dr. in Horicon.

Horicon "TernPike" Auto Tour and Hiking Trails - located on State Highway 49, just east of the city of Waupun, WI. Open daily year-round, conditions permitting. Paved driving route (3 miles) and three hiking trails along with a floating boardwalk and bicycling and hiking access to the Wild Goose State Trail. Closed to hunting except during the deer gun seasons - auto tour route is closed to vehicles during this time and hikers are required to wear blaze orange.

****The Egret Trail Floating Boardwalk is CLOSED while under construction. Please avoid walking on the unfinished sections until it re-opens July 1st 2017.

The wetland unit surrounding the boardwalk is also in the second season of a drawdown (water removal) to stimulate the regrowth of a diversity of native plants that provide food for wildlife. Water levels will increase in the wetland unit starting in the fall of 2017.

For questions, please contact the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge office at 920-387-2658.

Highway 49 Wildlife Viewing Area - located on State Highway 49 just west of County Road Z. Open daily year-round. Hiking trail (1/4 mile) with observation area. Closed to all hunting. 

Old Marsh Road - Accessed from Point Rd. or auto tour. Only open seasonally (June through August and special Earth Day opening in April) for hiking and bicycling to minimize disturbance to migratory birds. Adjacent dikes are closed. Photo blind located on east end of the road and may be reserved year-round - contact the refuge office for reservation information.  

Bud Cook Hiking Area - Located off Point Rd. Two hiking trails and observation area. Open daily year-round. Closed to all hunting. 

Rockvale Road Viewing Point - Rockvale Rd. Observation platform with spotting scope. 

Main Dike Road - Open daily year-round conditions permitting. Entire road is open for hiking and bicycling year-round. Access is limited to the road only - adjacent dikes are closed. Vehicles can drive eastern portion (two-level gravel). Please use pull-offs for wildlife viewing/photography on the eastern portion of Main Dike Road. Parking located near fishing platform on the eastern portion of the road as well as near the Wild Goose State Trail on the western portion of the road (Access from Hwy 26 and use designated parking area). 

Peachy Road, Ledge Road, and Main Dike Road - Designated locations for bank fishing/piers.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

driving directions to the horicon marsh

TOUR DE MARSH MAP

bike tour maps of the horicon marsh and tour de marsh

HUNTING MAP

where you can hunt on the horicon marsh

HIKING MAP

hiking map of the horicon marsh

CANOEING MAP

canoe and kayak on the horicon marsh