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PULASKI COUNTY

Nestled between the Shawnee National Forest on the west, and the Ohio River on the east, Pulaski County is rich in river heritage and natural beauty. Highlights of the history include French and U.S. fortifications in the 1700′s and a major role played in the American Civil War in the 1800′s. The past links the present with the preservation of one of the most diverse bioreserves in the nation, the Lower Cache River.

The Lower Cache Basin is home to the Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge and the Cache River State Natural Area. This area includes the Frank Bellrose Waterfowl Reserve, the Lower Cache Access Area and Limekiln Springs Nature Trail. The Nature Conservancy and Ducks Unlimited are joined in the Cache River project.

Thousands of migrating waterfowl have made Pulaski County their winter home making the Cache basin a hunter’s paradise. The Cache River Wetlands Project contains 60,000 acres of beautiful forests and wetlands. This area is a national resource creating prime opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoyment. Visitors enjoy canoeing down the Cache River among the bald cypress and tupelo gum trees. Hunting, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing are also very popular throughout the Cache River area.

When visiting Pulaski County, be sure to sample some of our home cooking and southern hospitality at local restaurants throughout our communities. Visit Grand Chain Lodge and Cabins for an extended stay on the Ohio River.

PULASKI COUNTY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: 618-745-6226

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