Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge


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Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Address:0137 Rustic Campus Dr
Ullin, IL 62992

Phone:618-634-2231
Web: www.fws.gov/Midwest/CypressCreek
Established: 1990.
Location:Between the Mississippi River and Ohio River, 20 miles north of Cairo, Illinois.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, trails (20+ miles).
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:The area has been designated as a "Wetlands of International Importance" by the RAMSAR Convention. The reserve contains cypress tupelo trees believed to be more than 1,000 years old.
Habitats: 15,000 acres of wetlands, bottomland forests, swamps, and oak barrens. Planning to expand to 36,000 acres.
Access: Daylight hours.
Wild life: Migratory waterfowl and other birds, green tree frogs, water snakes, deer, turkey, squirrels, and rabbits.

See other parks in Illinois.
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Such projects include the restoration of Heron Lake in southwestern Minnesota, the acquisition of Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge in southern Illinois, and habitat development and enhancement at Pickerel Creek along the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio.
Preserve (TNC) and the Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge.