Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge

Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Illinois River NWFR
19031 E County Rd 2110N
Havana, IL 62644

Phone:309-535-2290
Fax:309-535-3023
Web: midwest.fws.gov/Meredosia
Established: 1973.
Location:Along the Illinois River, about 60 miles west of Springfield, Illinois.
Facilities:Viewing sites, hiking trails, interpretive display.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, educational programs.
Special Features:Close up views of eagles from Beach Road.
Habitats: When complete, the refuge will total 5,255 acres of backwater lakes, bottomland forest, upland forest, prairie, seasonal wetland, and permanent marsh habitat. Its present size is 3,852.
Access: Open daylight hours year round.
Wild life: Grasshopper sparrows, dickcissels, meadowlarks, prothonotary warblers, woodpeckers, deer, turkeys, and squirrels.

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