Van Loon Wildlife Area

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

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

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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La Crosse Nature Guide

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

This creation of this Guidebook was a collaborative effort, led by the Nature Connections program of the La Crosse County Health Department. The program is currently funded by Mayo Clinic Health System and the Paul E. Stry Foundation. Thank you to the following organizations for their support:

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