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.

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