Beginning Sunday, August 30, the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish
Refuge’s La Crosse District Visitor Center will begin fall operating hours:
- Open Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Open Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Closed Sundays and Federal holidays.
This schedule will be in effect through Sunday, November 23, 2015.
For more information, contact the La Crosse District Office at (608) 779-2399 or visit
the center, located at N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI. Information may also be
found on the Refuge’s webpage: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/upper_mississippi_river/
Connect with our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UpperMissNWFR.
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is the most visited
refuge in the United States. The refuge extends 261 miles along the Upper
Mississippi River from Wabasha, Minn. to Rock Island, Ill., protecting and preserving
habitat for migratory birds, fish, and a variety of other wildlife.
In addition to being the most visited refuge in the country, the “Upper Miss” Refuge
has the added complexity of a major navigation system, including 11 locks and dams,
within its boundary. It is also a world-class fish and wildlife area which harbors 306
species of birds; 119 species of fish; more than 300 active bald eagle nests;
thousands of heron and egret nests; spectacular concentrations of canvasback ducks,
tundra swans, and white pelicans; and several threatened or endangered species.