Welcome to the Horicon Area
Horicon, Wisconsin is a modern, progressive city with a population of nearly 4,000. It is favorably located by nature and man on both sides of the Rock River at the southern fringe of the Horicon Marsh. Encompassing 32,000 acres, Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the US. This marsh is also a restoration project, having been ditched and drained for agriculture in the early 1900’s. The marsh is divided into two units. The southern one-third is a State Wildlife Area managed by the Wisconsin DNR. The northern two-thirds is a National Wildlife Refuge administered by the USFWS. While the marsh is primarily managed as a waterfowl area it hosts a tremendous variety of other birds. This marsh is perhaps best known for the spring and fall migration of Canada geese which often number more than 200,000 birds.