Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge


The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge has a Visitor Center on Brice Prairie with many displays and exhibits, a bookstore, and over two miles of trail through a renovated sand prairie. Occasional Saturday family programs are held here. Children and adults of all ages are welcome, free to the public.

The refuge is 261 miles long, the longest in the nation and one of the most visited.  With over 240,000 acres of wetlands, forest and river to explore you can enjoy the many eagles, songbirds, blue herons, tundra swans, egrets, ducks, and many more birds that make the Refuge their home or travel through on their migratory route.

The Refuge has 96 miles of marked canoe trails.  Including the Lake Onalaska Canoe Trail starting at Lytle’s Landing on Brice Prairie and traveling through the backwaters to Lake Onalaska.

N 5727 County Road Z

Onalaska, WI 54650