Horicon Marsh / Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

 © Photographed April 18, 2015
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Waupun, Dodge County, Wisconsin
43.633058,-88.671397
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Horicon Marsh
At over 33,000 acres in size, Horicon Marsh is one of the largest freshwater marshes in the United States. The marsh provides habitat for endangered species and is a critical rest stop for thousands of migrating ducks and Canada geese. It is recognized as a Wetland of International Importance, as both Globally and State Important Bird Areas and is also a unit of the Ice Age Scientific Reserve. 
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge 
The northern two-thirds of Horicon Marsh is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the 22,000 acre Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. The southern third of the marsh is managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as Noricon Marsh State Wildlife Area.

Visitors enjoy many activities at Horicon refuge including hiking, bicycling, hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography and educational programs and there are many facilities available to make your visit more enjoyable.
Connect with nature at Horicon Marsh!
The marker is at the fifth stop on the three-mile Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Auto Tour & Trails tour loop. The entrance to the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge | Tempike Auto Tour is located on eastbound Wisconsin Highway 49, about three miles east of the Wisconsin Highway 151 exit, Waupun, Wisconsin 53963.

"Horicon" -- a Mohican word meaning pure, clean water.

The marker is included in the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge: Egret Trail Boardwalk kiosk.

Click here for more information and to view all markers on the tour.

The marker is visible on the left side of the kiosk, top right.

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Auto Tour and Walking Trails
( the auto tour is the circle of red dots)

The marker is located on the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Auto Tour & Trails in Horicon, Wisconsin.

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