Erie National Wildlife Refuge

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Erie National Wildlife Refuge

Address:11296 Wood Duck Ln
Guys Mills, PA 16327

Established: 1959.
Location:35 miles south of Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Facilities:Visitor center (é), viewing sites, trails, auto tour route, historic features, fishing dock (é), indoor bird viewing room with microphones to hear the birds.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, educational programs.
Special Features:Erie NWR is the only refuge in the nation protecting endangered Northern riffleshell and clubshell mussels. It has also been designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon society.
Habitats: 8,777 acres consisting of beaver ponds, pools, marshland, and forested slopes interspersed with croplands, grasslands, and wet meadows.
Access: Open from dawn to dusk.
Wild life: Black ducks, wood ducks, hooded mergansers, blue-winged teal, mallards, beaver, woodchuck, and white-tailed deer.

See other parks in Pennsylvania.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Features and attractions popular with visitors include eight lakes (two of which are the largest glacial lakes in Pennsylvania), French Creek (one of the world's most biologically diverse streams and named by George Washington), Pymatuning State Park, Erie National Wildlife Refuge, Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad and Conneaut Lake Park.

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