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September 10, 2016, 9:00am – September 10, 2016, 12:30pm
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Don’t miss the annual Cache River Days in Ullin, Illinois. The event will take place September 10th-11th, 2016. The weekend event includes food, music, exhibits, and a variety of family activities including guided canoe tours through the Cache River Wetlands
Cache River Days provides opportunities for visitors to experience the Cache River Wetlands through guided canoe tours that are scheduled for Saturday, September 10th, 2016. Participants will get a close-up view of ancient bald cypress trees while experiencing the sights and sounds of one of the largest remaining wetland resources in Illinois. This unique area harbors a tremendous variety of species, from birds and river otters to turtles and frogs, providing great opportunities for wildlife viewing. Because the Cache River meanders slowly through the swamp, it provides an enjoyable trip for both the beginning and experienced canoeist. There is no charge for guided tours, however, space is limited; individuals may call Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge at (618-634-2231) to reserve a space.
Canoe Tour Schedule:
Canoe tours will depart from the Lower Cache River Access. The Access is located off the Perks Road east of the town of Perks, IL.
For more information, please contact the Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge at (618) 634-2231.