Category Archives: Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Ramp Improvements Close Local Landings 

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Winona District will be closing the Weaver Landing on Hwy 61 at Weaver, MN and Indian Slough Landing on Hwy 25 between Wabasha, MN and Nelson, WI on an intermittent basis for approximately one month beginning July 15, 2021. The landings will be closed while Solutions 101, LLC of Hortonville, WI removes the current 30-year old concrete slab boat launches and replaces them with solid concrete ramps. No walk-in access will be allowed during the closure.   

Questions regarding the availability of boat ramps can be addressed by calling the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge at 507-454-7351

Final Closed Area Evaluations on Upper Miss Refuge

Approval of the Refuge’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) in 2006 resulted in the refuge’s current closed area system consisting of twenty closed areas on the river and three sanctuaries. All refuge closed areas and sanctuaries are characterized by a closure to all migratory bird hunting. In addition to being closed to all migratory bird hunting,… Continue Reading

Thirty-Minute Activities on the “Upper Miss” Refuge

Summer weather is upon us at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Upper Miss Refuge). If you are one of the many who are looking for activities to engage in, join us in participating in one or all five of these thirty-minute activities around the refuge. These locations are all open for… Continue Reading

New Observation Dock Installed at Trempealeau Refuge

Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge has a new dock located at the Kieps Island boat launch, which was donated by the Trempealeau Refuge Friends group. Funds were generously donated to the group by the Bob Clark Family in memory of Judith Ann Clark. The dock was built as a wonderful place for visitors to observe migratory… Continue Reading

Trempealeau Refuge to Celebrate Annual Birding Festival

The Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge invites everyone to participate in this year’s celebration of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). The theme for this year’s installment of the annual celebration is “sing, fly, soar!” On May 8th, there will be six total group hikes guided by experienced birding volunteers. There won’t be any other event offerings… Continue Reading

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