Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

This 43,696-acre refuge is a magnet for birds and mammals because of its size and the diversity of its landscapes. It was designated as an Important Bird Area and is home to more than 200 species of birds including Trumpeter Swans, songbirds, herons, rails, nearly every species of waterfowl and many kinds of shorebirds. There are miles of roads to drive, trails to hike, and observation decks to climb. Opportunities at Necedah include environmental education, fishing, hunting, interpretation, photography and wildlife observation.

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge map

Directions: From Necedah, travel 3 miles west on Hwy 21, turn north onto Headquarters Road and travel about 2 miles to the refuge headquarters.

Gazetteer: Page 51, D-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 68, E-2 (10th edition).

Phone: 608/565-2551 (Necedah National Wildlife Refuge).

Web site: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Signature Species: Whooping Crane, Eastern Meadowlark, Trumpeter Swan, Osprey and Tmber Wolf.

Rare Species: Timber Wolf, Karner Blue Butterfly, Whooping Crane re-instatement area.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking Lots.

Nearest food and lodging: Necedah.