Mingo National Wildlife Refuge


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Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

Address:24729 State Hwy 51
Puxico, MO 63960

Phone:573-222-3589
Web: midwest.fws.gov/Mingo
Established: 1945.
Location:25 miles northeast of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
Facilities:Visitor center, picnic areas, boat launch, auto tour route, trails, boardwalk, observation tower.
Activities:Boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, educational programs, collection of berries, nuts, pokeweed and mushrooms.
Special Features:Refuge preserves the only remaining tract of native bottomland forest in the boothill of Missouri, which once covered 2.5 million acres. The tract was spared because draining Mingo Swamp proved too difficult for early 20th century technology.
Habitats: 21,676 acres of mostly hardwood bottomland swamp.
Access: Daylight hours year round.
Wild life: Ducks, geese, eagles, hawks, turkey, opossums, shrews, bats, deer, salamanders, frogs and turtles.

See other parks in Missouri.
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He served as assistant refuge manager at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Missouri from 1977 to 1984, and Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Missouri from 1984 to 1988.
The Heartland Gobblers Chapter will receive the Regional Runner-up Award for assisting Mingo National Wildlife Refuge with the restoration of bottomland hardwoods on refuge lands and adjacent property owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation (DOC).