Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

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Horicon Marsh lies in northern Dodge and southern Fond du Lac Counties, at the junction of the east and west branches of the Rock River.

The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge (north 1/3 of marsh) is managed by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area (south 2/3 of marsh) is managed by Wisconsin DNR. Often referred to as the “Everglades of the North”, the 31,000-acre marsh is one of the best known wetlands in the Midwest.

The marsh provides habitat for up to three hundred fifty varieties of birds including herons, egrets, and numerous songbirds. Deer and other small game animals are numerous. In the fall, hundreds of thousands of geese stop at the marsh while migrating south from Canada. Because of the geese, the marsh has become a major tourist attraction. Goose and duck hunters also frequent the area.

For more information go to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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