La Crosse Nature Guide

A one-stop resource of outdoor places for nature connections in La Crosse County

Van Loon Wildlife Area

Hiking/Walking

Cross Country Skiing

Canoeing

Location / Access

Trailhead - McGilvray "Seven Bridges" Rd

Address:

N8327 Amsterdam Prairie Rd

Holmen, WI 54636

(Lat-Longitude: 44.021264, -91.306064)

Directions:

From La Crosse, take WI-16 to US-53 N in Onalaska. Follow US-53 N to Old Wisconsin 93 Trunk N in Holland. Continue to Amsterdam Prairie Rd (about 1.5 miles)

Map View of Location

Parking:

There is a gravel parking lot at the start of the trail.

Overview of Parking & Trail Access

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

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Site Information

Dominant Features

Biodiversity Rating: 5/5

Trail Map - Van Loon Wildlife Area (click for map) 

courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Terrain:

Uneven

Unpaved

Brief, moderate incline to access trail

Difficulty:

Easy

Pets Allowed on Leash

          Must be leashed April 15-July 31

Additional Notes:

  • Camping (primitive)

  • Fishing/Hunting

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Water
Features
Property Management and Link to More Information:

Van Loon Wildlife Area is owned by the Wisconsin DNR and trails are maintained by the Friends of McGilvray Rd. More information here.

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