Maps & Points of Interest

Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area – Located along Hwy 28 just outside of Horicon, WI. Open daily year round from dawn to dusk. 3 hiking trails around the marsh. Boardwalk. Activities include hiking, birding, photography, geocaching, fishing, paddling, site seeing. Large binoculars outside the Education Center year round.
Palmatory Point – This location is the best view of Horicon Marsh. It is at a high point at the end Palmatory Drive in Horicon.
Horicon Marsh Paddle Trail– A 6.5 mile paddling route through the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area.  Start at the Greenhead Boat Landing and end at the Nebraska Street Boat Landing in Horicon.  
***Large cattail bogs have been shifting and have at times blocked access to the marsh or caused known routes to be inaccessible.  Please plan accordingly.
Horicon “TernPike” Auto Tour and Hiking Trails – located on State Highway 49, just east of Waupun, WI. Open daily year-round, conditions permitting. Paved driving route (3 miles) and three hiking trails along with a floating boardwalk and bicycling and hiking access to the Wild Goose State Trail. Closed to hunting except during the deer gun seasons – auto tour route is closed to vehicles during this time and hikers are required to wear blaze orange.


Highway 49 Wildlife Viewing Area – located on State Highway 49 just west of County Road Z. Open daily year-round. Hiking trail (1/4 mile) with observation area. Closed to all hunting.

Old Marsh Road – Accessed from Point Rd. or auto tour. Only open seasonally (June through August and special Earth Day opening in April) for hiking and bicycling to minimize disturbance to migratory birds. Adjacent dikes are closed. Photo blind located on east end of the road and may be reserved year-round – contact the refuge office for reservation information.

Bud Cook Hiking Area – Located off Point Rd. Two hiking trails and observation area. Open daily year-round. Closed to all hunting.

Rockvale Road Viewing Point – Rockvale Road observation platform with spotting scope.

Main Dike Road – Open daily year-round conditions permitting. Entire road is open for hiking and bicycling year-round. Access is limited to the road only – adjacent dikes are closed. Vehicles can drive eastern portion (two-level gravel). Please use pull-offs for wildlife viewing/photography on the eastern portion of Main Dike Road. Parking located near fishing platform on the eastern portion of the road as well as near the Wild Goose State Trail on the western portion of the road (Access from Hwy 26 and use designated parking area).

Peachy Road, Ledge Road, and Main Dike Road – Designated locations for bank fishing/piers.

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center – Located at W4279 Headquarters Rd Mayville, WI 53050, this is the Visitor Center managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. With a gift shop (Coot’s Corner) managed by the Friends of Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, this is another great stop on your tour of the marsh. Check out the Sense of Wonder Nature Trail located outside!

Marsh Haven Nature Center – Located at W10145 Highway 49 Waupun, WI 53963, this Volunteer supported nature center offers additional trails, an indoor museum and gift shop and much more. Check out their website for more information.

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