Plan Your Visit

Pelicans


Points of Interest

Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge 
19031 E County Road 2110N
Havana, Illinois 62644
Phone: 309-535-2290
Email: illinoisriver@fws.gov 

 The headquarters is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Refuge staff can help orient your visit. 

Chautauqua Refuge has five nature trails with one ADA accessible trail. View the Chautauqua Trails Map for more details. 

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.