Plan Your Visit


Points of Interest 

Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge 
19031 E County Road 2110N
Havana, Illinois 62644
Phone: 309-535-2290

Chautauqua Refuge has a one-half mile accessible interpretive nature trail at the refuge headquarters with three scenic boardwalks overlooking the wetland. A second trail is located at Eagle Bluff Access Area.

Boat ramps are located at Eagle Bluff Access Area.

Cameron/Billsbach Unit, between Sparland and Henry, Illinois, is accessible by boat only from the Illinois River miles 192 to 195. 


For a map showing the location for Chautauqua NWR, click here. (98 kb)

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.