Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Located in Juneau County, this 44,000-acre refuge is home to the world's largest population of endangered Karner blue butterflies. Sandhill cranes, migrating waterfowl in fall, wild turkeys, bald and golden eagles in winter; shorebirds and songbirds in spring. Browse in our Visitor Center or take a walk along the two new boardwalk loops that take visitors through a mosaic of habitats on the refuge. Walk above the water of the wetlands, through the prairies and savannas before returning to the visitor center. Hiking/skiing trails, observation towers and auto routes provide easy access.

Hours of Operation

Refuge trails are open daily during daylight hours. Visitor Center hours: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm.


Hwy 21 West of Necedah or Hwy 21 East of Tomah.

Trail Length (miles)

  • 5


  • Yes

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Open
  • Wooded