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Marsh Haven

Where Nature is Appreciated, Conserved, and Celebrated

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Upcoming Events, Workshops & Camps

MARSH HAVEN NATURE CENTER is on the north end of the Horicon Marsh, three miles east of Waupun, Wisconsin.  Founded in 1984, our non-profit, volunteer-supported center offers visitors an opportunity to learn more about the history and wildlife of the Horicon Marsh area. Hike the trails, learn about nature at one of the education programs, join us for special weekend events, or bring a group for camping. We invite you to visit Marsh Haven Nature Center, where nature is appreciated, conserved, and celebrated! Read more →

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Bring your friends, family, and groups to Marsh Haven for a wonderful experience in nature.

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Educational Programs

Learning opportunities are offered for all ages about nature, wildlife, and local history.

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Become A Member

Membership has many benefits, including free nature center admission and gift shop discounts.

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Marsh Haven Nature Center is open for the 2021 season. The grounds are open daily for hiking 10am to 4pm. The nature center building is open Thursdays and Fridays 12 to 4pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

The nature center offers free maps and other visitor information, a gift shop, and museum exhibits on the history and wildlife of the Horicon Marsh area. New for the 2021 season are interactive educational kiosks at each display, exploration totes in the Nature Nook children’s area, and an updated wetland display. Admission to the museum is $4 for adults, $2 for children 14 and under, and members are always free.

Hiking trails, observation tower, and bird watching areas are available on the 46-acres and are open to the public seven days a week. Gates are closed and locked at 4pm, so please make sure vehicles are out of the parking area by this time.

Your donation to our non-profit 501(c)(3) organization will help Marsh Haven in its mission to provide nature education and enjoyment. Thank you!


Marsh Haven is located on the north end of the famous Horicon Marsh, three miles east of Waupun, Wisconsin on Hwy 49.

We open for the season in mid-April, and close in mid-December. During this time, our hours are:

Thursdays & Fridays: 12pm–4pm
Weekends: 10am–4pm

Extended hours for special events and by request