Horicon Marsh Events
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center are excited to offer a variety of fun, exciting and family friendly programs. Check out the calendar below for more information. Click here for a printer friendly version of all activities around the marsh.
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Horicon Marsh Paddle
June 22, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
6-21-19 Update: It looks like mother nature is mostly going to cooperate tomorrow. Storm chances have dropped. The winds however are another story. Southeast winds from 10-15mph with up to 25mph gusts are forecast. With that, we are asking that all participants be launched and in the water by 10AM at the latest! This will ensure that you will make it to the end in time to make the shuttle.
The south winds will make the last couple of miles a challenge. If this is your first time paddling, you are inexperienced or you have small children, this may not be the day for you. Reminder that PFD’s are REQUIRED in your boat and we highly recommend they are ON during this event especially with the winds. Thanks and lets have a fun and safe event!
On Saturday, June 22, from 7:30 to 1:00 p.m. you can join fellow outdoor enthusiasts at Horicon Marsh to paddle the six and a half mile water trail through Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ wildlife staff will be on hand to help guide you through while educating you about wildlife of the marsh as you make your way downstream through Horicon Marsh into the Rock River.
Features of the day are the 6.5 mile trail at the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area, listening and talking to wildlife staff from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) who will be posted at various stopping places along the canoe/kayak trail, a free shuttle back to your vehicle, help loading and unloading your vessel, and free parking. The trail starts at the Green Head Boat Landing and ends at Nebraska St. Landing in Horicon.
The DNR wildlife staff will briefly cover topics related to the marsh’s wildlife and will be available for any other questions. DNR staff will also be along the route in an airboat to show people one of the many management tools that are used on Horicon Marsh. This is a great opportunity to talk with experts and learn from some of the people that work at the marsh every day. Also, restroom facilities will be available at the beginning and end of the trail.
If you have your own canoe or kayak, a free shuttle will be provided by Johnson Bus. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from Nebraska Street Boat Landing in Horicon back to your vehicle at Green Head Boat Landing.
For trail maps or other paddle Horicon Marsh information, contact 920-387-7893 or go to www.horiconmarsh.org. GPS coordinates for Greenhead boat landing are N43 30 19.5 W088 35 31.3 and physical address is N8600 Green Head Road, Horicon, WI 53032.
If you would like to participate but don’t have your own vessel, you can rent one at Horicon Marsh Boat Tours in Horicon. For your convenience, Horicon Marsh Boat Tours will be running their own shuttles to the launch site at Greenhead for an additional fee. To inquire about canoe or kayak rental, contact Blue Heron Boat Landing at 920-485-4663 or visit www.horiconmarsh.com.
We hope to see you at many of the events that the education center has to offer. All events are subject to change. The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located on Hwy. 28 between the cities of Horicon and Mayville. For more information please call Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.