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Divisions Closed for Migration

Waterfowl Calhoun

Divisions Closed for Migration

To help meet the primary Refuge purpose of providing "an inviolate sanctuary... for migratory birds," Batchtown, Portage Island, Gilbert Lake and most of the Calhoun division are closed from Oct. 16- Dec. 31.

Ferry Closures

When the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers are frozen or in times of high water the ferries may close. To check the status of the Illinois Department of Transportation ferries (Brussels and Kampsville) go to For the status of the Calhoun Ferry Company (Golden Eagle and Winfield) go to

For detailed directions to the refuge visitor center see the Plan Your Visit page.

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2015
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