A smartphone snapping a photo of a bright yellow flower in a grassy field

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge and the adjacent backchannels and embayments offer great opportunities for photographers. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, opportunities to capture beautiful shots of wildlife or the landscape can be found every day.

Some popular shots include:

  • Birds and wildlife on the trails around the visitor center.
  • Heron rookeries on Fish Creek, Grape, and Letart Islands.
  • Wintering waterfowl in backchannels and embayments.
  • Colorful insects along the butterfly trail at the visitor facility
  • Sunrises and sunsets on the river.

If you would like to share your picture, email us a copy with your name and a description of when and where it was taken and we may post it on our Facebook page and website.