Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge


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Emiquon 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: www.fws.gov/midwest/emiquon
Established: 1993.
Location:At the confluence of the Spoon River and Illinois River, southwest of Peoria.
Facilities:Viewing sites (é), hiking trail, boat launch.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hunting, hiking, environmental educational programs.
Special Features:When restored, Emiquon will provide habitat for migratory birds, fish and wildlife. An additional 1,100 acres will be retianed for agricultural crops for wildlife.
Habitats: 1,305 acres, a mix of backwater lakes, bottomland forests, and floodplain wetlands with a small amount of upland forest. When land acquisitions are complete, refuge will comprise more than 11,122 acres.
Access: Daylight hours.
Wild life: Migratory waterfowl.

See other parks in Illinois.