Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

The friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing time and funds to support the many activities of the refuge.  As volunteers, we give over 10,000 hours each year to refuge activities and projects and every dollar we earn is returned to fund those projects.

Refuge Map

Founded in 1939, the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is one of over 560 national refuges throughout the United States and its territories. The refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service within the Department of the Interior.


  • Part of Ancient Glacial Lake Wisconsin
  • Created in 1939 by FDR
  • Over 44,000 Acres of habitat
  • Bordered on the west by Meadow Valley Wildlife Area with 66,000 acres.

 44,000 Acres that include:

  • Six trails to enjoy (Almost 10 miles)
  • Photo blinds
  • Observation Tower
  • Self-guided auto tours
  • Observation decks
  • 3 viewing scope locations
  • Kiosks at important point


Sculpture of cranes outside the back of the Necedah Wildlife Refuge, Necedah WI

Wisconsin Map marking the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Necedah WI





  • We’re about 4 miles west of Necedah off Hwy 21 West.