Category Archives: Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Flood Repairs Close Local Landings

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Winona District will be closing the Mertes’ Slough Landing on Hwy 54/43 and McNally Landing on the Prairie Island Dike in Winona, MN at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019. The landings will remain closed while repairs are made to the boat docks at these locations. No walk-in access will be allowed during the closure. It is expected that the landings will be open on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

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.

Paddle the Mississippi River Backwaters

You are invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed on a paddle through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) near Winona, MN.Join fellow paddlers on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Verchota Landing for a two-hour adventure. This paddle is recommended for moderate to experienced paddles.… Continue Reading

Bowfishing Tournament – June 29

Bowfishing Association of America World Bowfishing Tournament Permitted on Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) has been notified of the issuance of a fishing tournament permit to bowfishing groups in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Bowfishing Association of America (BAA) will host a night-time… Continue Reading

Mississippi River Flooding Could Hamper Boat Access

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge), Winona District is urging boaters to take precautions in the coming days regarding flooding on the Mississippi River. Boaters should be vigilant as flood waters will have significantly changed conditions at traditional access, camping, and day-use sites. Excessive current, turbid water, and submerged and floating… Continue Reading

Teacher Workshop at Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9am-3pm Where: Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge: W28488 Refuge Rd, Trempealeau, WI 54661 Admission: $25 Would you like an opportunity to utilize a beautiful facility and resources, set in one of most scenic landscapes in Wisconsin for FREE? Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge (Trempealeau NWR) staff encourage local teachers to take advantage… Continue Reading

Kids Ice Fishing Event

The annual Kid’s Ice Fishing Event co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Friends of the Refuge Headwaters is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the McNally Boat Landing on Prairie Island Drive, Winona, MN. Children ages 6 through 13 and their families are invited to join… Continue Reading

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