Winter, spring, summer and fall — whatever the season, there’s always a reason to visit Horicon Marsh:

What to Know before You Go

  • All areas of the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area are open to the public during daylight hours.
  • Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after.
  • There are two photo/bird blinds in the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area; they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The following are not permitted: ATVs and snowmobiles; fireworks; camping or campfires; overnight parking and horseback riding.
  • While entry to the Education & Visitor Center is free, there is an admission fee for the Explorium.
  • You can check out these items at the Education & Visitor Center: binoculars, field guides, snowshoes (when there is enough snow), backpacks (with insects, birds, nature art, nature, pond and stream, and tracking themes). There is no fee but donations are always welcome!
  • Horicon Marsh is home to two additional visitor centers: Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Highway Z and Marsh Haven Nature Center on Highway 49. Learn more.
  • The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, maintains its own rules and regulations. Learn more.