Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge

Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge

Address:510 1/2 W Morton St
PO Box 217
Oakland City, IN 47660

Phone:812-749-3199
Fax:812-749-3059
Web: www.fws.gov/midwest/patokariver
Established: 1994.
Location:In Pike and Gibson counties in southwest Indiana.
Facilities:Trails, wildlife viewing sites.
Activities:Fishing, canoeing, hunting, hiking, wildlife observation, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge provides some of the best wood duck production habitat in the state, and is home to the largest nesting colony of interior lest tern east of the Mississippi River.
Habitats: 5,131 acres of river corridor with wetlands and bottomland hardwood forests.
Access: Daylight hours year round.
Wild life: 380 species of wildlife including bald eagle (threatened), Indiana bat (endangered) and interior least tern (endangered).

See other parks in Indiana.
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The Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area (hereafter Patoka River Refuge or the Refuge) represents one of the largest intact bottomland hardwood forests in southern Indiana, with meandering oxbows, marshes, ponds, managed moist-soil units, and constructed wetlands that provide diverse and suitable habitat for wildlife.
Therefore, odonates warrant study in an area, such as the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area (hereafter Patoka River Refuge or the Refuge), where they are poorly understood.
Under the plan, Cinergy will continue to protect and manage the existing least tern nesting habitat that does not impact operations at Gibson Station, as well as to assist in the development of 187 acres of additional nesting habitat on the adjacent Cane Ridge Wildlife Area, a unit of Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge.