Upcoming Events

Stories at the Marsh
December 2 - Tuesday
06:30 PM - 07:15 PM
Movies at the Marsh
December 6 - Saturday
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Rock River Archeology Society
December 10 - Wednesday
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
For the Birds: Winter Bird Feeders
December 13 - Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Predator Hunting
December 15 - Monday
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

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Our Mission

The mission of the Friends of Horicon Marsh  Education &  Visitor Center is to provide financial and volunteer support for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Horicon Marsh’s efforts to educate visitors about the needs, values and uses of watersheds, wetlands and wildlife.

 Come Visit Us

What you can do at Horicon Marsh?

Upcoming Events:

Printable schedule of events for Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge and Vistor Center and Marsh Haven Nature Center.

Waterfowl Learn to Hunt: More information here!

Fall migration waterfowl counts on the marsh. Click on the link.


Hours of Operation Location Map & Directions

Normal Operating Hours:

Daily hours during the week are 9am to 4pm

Weekend hours are 10am to 4pm weekends except during the winter months of December through March where we are open 1-4pm.

We are closed on most major holidays.

Check us out on Facebook or Twitter at FHMIEC.

 Birds of Horicon Marsh

The interior of Horicon Marsh is home to a wide variety of marsh birds, from ducks and geese to pelicans, herons, egrets and cormorants. However, the scattered woodlands provide home to a great array of songbirds that can be found during the spring and fall migration as well as summer nesting populations. A close look may reveal a range of colorful songsters hiding among the dense foliage.



Fall Migration of Canada Geese

Rare & Endangered Species

Marsh Mammals

Reptiles & Amphibians



Schedule a Tour or Class

There are no fees for classes or students; but donations are accepted. School donations are used to support education programs at the marsh. There is no charge for tours, but reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance. To arrange a tour, call 920-387-7893. A volunteer member of the Friends group or a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources naturalist educator will help you.

More about scheduling a tour or class

Thank you to our Iron Chef sponsors. Alliant Energy, Horicon American Legion, Mayville American Legion and Auxiliary, AmericInn, BMO Harris Bank, Curt's Heating and Cooling, Dr. Mark Brieman, Elbert & Woltert, Dr. Jean Esser, FDL Tire and Service, Fox Den, GAI Consultants, Horicon Bank, Horicon Lions, Kwik Trip, Lake Country Corporation, Mayville Vision Center, Moutin's Piggly Wiggly, Northwestern Mutual, O'Connor, Wells, Vander Werff, LLC, RH Equipment Services, Inc., Seneca, Sure-Fire, TAB, Vonti Salon, Widmer's Cheese, Wyman Gordon, Bennet's Garden Center, Benvenuto's, Confections for Any Occasion, Dan's King Pin, Domino's, Mark Kakatsch, Leroy Meats & Catering, Leslie and Joel Hershberger, Dan and Margie Keuler, Milwaukee Tool, Old Fashioned Foods, Old Hickory Golf Club, Mayville Golf Club, Pizza Ranch, Rock River Hills, Rock River Retreat, Roots Salon, Ruedebusch Beauty Boutique, Sherper's, Ducks Unlimited, and West Bend Insurance.  You made our night a success!!!