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Waterfowl Gathering on River

Directions, Address & Contact Info

Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge, 2227 N Beach Road, Meredosia, Illinois 62665 Phone: 309/535-2290 meredosia@fws.gov

For a map showing the location of Meredosia Refuge area, click here (69 KB).

From Beardstown: Follow Route 67 south from Beardstown approximately 10 miles to Highway 104. Turn west onto Highway 104. Follow approximately 5 miles. Turn north onto Putnam Street. Follow Putnam to Gaskill. Turn east and then north onto Beach Road. Follow Beach Road 1/2 mile to refuge.

From Jacksonville: Follow Route 67 north approximately 25 miles to Highway 104. Turn west onto Highway 104 approximately 5 miles. Turn north onto Putnam Street. Follow Putnam to Gaskill. Turn east and then north onto Beach Road. Follow Beach Road 1/2 mile to refuge.

Points of Interest

Meredosia Refuge has a one-quarter mile accessible nature trail, as well as a scenic overlook on Carver Lake.

Know Before You Go

When planning a trip to the refuge, it is important to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for boating or hiking excursions and to dress for the weather. Poison Ivy is common throughout forested areas. Consider bringing water, food, binoculars, field guides, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and anything else that might make the outdoor experience more enjoyable.
 

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2012
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