Thursday, June 27, 2013


It's a must if you are coming to Perrot State Park to visit the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge. Just north of the park exit on West Prairie Road or two more miles on the Great River Bike Trail.

Establish in 1936 the isolated backwaters of the Mississippi and Trempealeau rivers provide the necessary resting and feeding areas for waterfowl and other birds.

There's over 6000 acres of rich wetlands-backwaters, marshes, bottomland forests and rolling sand prairies for the migratory birds and other wildlife.

If you come by car there's the self-guided auto tour, or get out and hike the interpretive trails. The bicycle friendly roads are a great way to extend your trail ride but be sure to stop along the way to listen for the songs of birds and reptiles.

The marsh observation deck is a must if you have limited time.

A really great time to visit is spring and fall during the migrations. Upcoming events are:

Sat., June 29th @ 7am Birding Bike Program
Sat., July 6th & Aug. 3 @10:00am Raptors
Sat., July 13th @ 6:15am Sunrise Canoe Tour
Fri., July 19th @ 7:30pm Evening in the Prairie
Sat., July 20th @ 7:00am Prairie Day
Sat., Aug. 10th @7:30pm Night Hike
Fri., Aug. 16th @ 7:30pm Sunset Canoe

For details and updates contact the Refuge at 608-539-2311 ext.6

1 comment:

  1. I used to visit the refuge on my way home from work when I worked in Winona. It really is a treasure.