National Wildlife Refuge
|12985 E. U.S. Hwy. 50
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone Number: 812-522-4352
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|Managers at Muscatatuck Refuge control water levels to benefit wildlife such as wood ducks.|
Muscatatuck provides many opportunities for environmental education, and the refuge is a great place for school groups to learn about wildlife and various wildlife habitats.
Fishing is permitted on certain areas of the refuge year-round, and seasonally in Stanfield Lake, where hand-powered boats may be used. Good catches of largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish can usually be made on the refuge. Ice fishing is permitted when conditions are safe. Refuge fishing areas are marked with "Public Fishing Area" signs.
Hunting for rabbit, quail, and deer is permitted in certain parts of the refuge at certain times.
The first stop for refuge visitors should be the visitor center, where the refuge information desk and a bookstore are staffed every afternoon by a volunteer. The non-profit bookstore is operated by the Muscatatuck Wildlife Society, and proceeds go to refuge projects. The Chestnut Ridge Interpretive Trail, located adjacent to the visitor center, is a quarter-mile loop accessible to wheelchairs and includes a boardwalk.
Nine miles of refuge roads are open to visitors, and wildlife viewing opportunities are excellent. There are seven hiking trails, in addition to the Chestnut Ridge Trail, and lots of opportunities for photography. Observation structures are located on Richart Lake and North Endicott Marsh.
Refuge headquarters - Open 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Visitor Center - Open sunrise to sunset, seven days/week; volunteer staff are present at the information desk and bookstore every afternoon. Outdoor facilities - Open sunrise to sunset seven days/week, except during the refuge deer season, when hours are 6 am to 6 pm.
There is no entrance fee.
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