Van Loon Wildlife Area

One of the largest contiguous western Wisconsin bottomland hardwood sites, incorporating 3,800 acres of state-owned and leased public hunting land and 500 acres of private lands. Van Loon is used primarily for deer and waterfowl hunting. Other wildlife species include wild turkey, squirrel, ruffed grouse, heron, numerous songbirds and amphibians.


Located in the northwest corner of La Crosse Coujty, about 3.5 miles northwest of the Village of Holmen. The property extends five miles south of the Black River, from Hwy 53/93 "Hunter's Bridge" to the community of New Amsterdam on County Truck XX.

Free Admission

  • Yes


  • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • On Water

Fish Type

  • Blue Gill
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Northern Pike
  • Panfish
  • Perch
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Walleye

Trail Length (miles)

  • 1.5 mile

Natural Attractions Type

  • Wildlife Refuge & Reserves

Fishing style

  • Ice