Dodge County

  • Horicon Marsh is designated a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations.

    Horicon Marsh is designated a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations.

Dodge County’s Horicon Marsh is a 32,000-acre complex of open water, wetlands, prairie and woods. The marsh is home to some of the widest arrays of plants, animals and birds in the Midwest and is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in North America. There are a number of ways to explore the marsh including canoeing, kayaking, auto tours, guided boat tours, hiking trails or a stroll on the popular floating boardwalk located in the northwest corner of the marsh. Dodge County’s 34-mile Wild Goose State Trail has a smooth surface perfect for bicycling and hiking. Beaver Dam Lake, Fox Lake, Lake Emily and Lake Sinissippi are four of the county’s top fishing spots. The Crawfish and Rock Rivers make excellent paddling trips. Dodge County Parks offer family camping and well-maintained boat launches. In southern Dodge County, Ashippun has a honey-of-a-museum.