Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge


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Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

Address:8588 Rt 148
Marion, IL 62959

Phone:618-997-3344
Fax:618-997-8961
Web: www.fws.gov/midwest/craborchard
Established: 1947.
Location:Between Carbondale and Marion in southern Illinois.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, campgrounds, picnic areas, marina, auto tour route, trails, observation tower.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge includes three manmade lakes (totaling 8,700 acres), 21,000 acres of forest, and a 4,050-acre wilderness area.
Habitats: 43,878 acres of fields, wetlands and rolling hills.
Access: Unlimited.
Wild life: Canada geese, hawks,shorebirds, owls, white-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkey, rabbit, turtles and frogs.

See other parks in Illinois.