Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area and International Education Center
Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the country. The vast wetland is renowned for its migrant flocks of Canada geese, but is also used by nearly 300 different species of birds. The Horicon Marsh Parkway is a 50-mile auto tour route that follows state and county roadways around the marsh, passing through or near many local communities. There are also roads, hiking and biking trails throughout the property, and a canoe trail accessing the waters of the marsh. The Horicon Marsh International Education Center focuses on wetland and wildlife topics that explain the natural relationships that exist at the 32,000-acre property. Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is located north of the state property, (see next listing).
Directions: Located off Hwy 28 between Horicon and Mayville.
Gazetteer: Page 38, A-1 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 79, F-6 (10th edition).
Phone: 920/387-7860 (WDNR Horicon).
Web site: WDNR Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area
Signature Species: Black-crown Night Heron, Purple Martin and Osprey.
Rare Species: Horned & Eared Grebe, Vesper Sparrow and Redshouldered Hawk.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Horicon, Waupun and Mayville.