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.

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All photos must be taken south of I-64 and be in one of the following categories: Landscape /Scenic; Wildlife; Flowers/Plants/Trees/Fungi; Pollinators/Insects/Spiders; Youth (17 and under); or Photos taken on Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.
For more detailed information regarding squirrel hunting at the refuge contact: Refuge Manager, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, 8588 Route 148, Marion, Illinois 62959.
* Family Archer Course/Becoming an Outdoors Family: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, 8588 RT 148, Marion.
* The Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge fishing ponds have been reopened for fishing.
The Friends of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge are pleased to announce the winners of this year's photography contest, including Olivia Drew of Benton, who won first place in the youth division for her work "Monarch Butterfly."
MARION -- The Friends of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge are pleased to announce the winners of this year's photography contest.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is now accepting applications for a free Youth Waterfowl Hunt and Workshop.