Map of the five participating counties: Howard, Winneshiek, Fayette, Allamakee, and Clayton

Upper Mississipi River Wildlife & Fish Refuge

  • 401 Business Highway 18, McGregor, IA
  • 563-873-3423


The 240,000 acre refuge hosts the largest concentration of eagles nests and blue heron rookeries. Catch a glimpse of frolicking river otters or marvel at the largest migration of North American birds. Spend the day boating or fishing for any freshwater fish you can imagine.

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