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Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and
Wildlife Management Area

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510 1/2 West Morton St.
Oakland City, IN   47660
E-mail: patokariver@fws.gov
Phone Number: 812-749-3199
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Patoka River Refuge protects one of the most significant bottomland hardwood forests remaining in the Midwest.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
The refuge has sites for environmental education. Limited staff assistance is available.

Refuge waters, including the Patoka River, South Fork, and adjacent oxbow and overflow wetlands such as Snakey Point and Buck marshes, offer excellent rod and reel fishing for bass, crappie, bluegill and red-eared sunfish. Fishing is allowed during daylight hours, in accordance with State regulations.

Much of the refuge is open to upland game and waterfowl hunting in accordance with State regulations. Access can be difficult. Contact refuge headquarters for specific information and maps.

Wildlife Observation
The refuge offers outstanding opportunities to view and photograph wildlife by driving on public roads, walking, or canoeing and boating refuge waters. Vehicles must remain on maintained roads. Contact headquarters for details.

Refuge Headquarters - Open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Outdoor facilities open daily, dawn to dusk (year-round).

Entrance Fees
This refuge does not require an entrance fee.

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