When French Voyageurs first came upon the umber waters of the Cache more than 200 years ago, they named the river with the French word for “hidden”. Indeed, the Cache River is still a hidden treasure today. You could easily spend a lifetime exploring and discovering the natural wonders of these woods and wetlands. But, if you only have a weekend, or even a few hours, the CACHE RIVER AUTO TOUR is designed to showcase the area’s highlights and whet your appetite for a return visit!
A detailed map features 12 stops that represent some of the best the Cache has to offer. Site descriptions are written by nature authors Michael Jeffords and Susan Post. Descriptions are based on many years of personal exploration, provide a wealth of information about the unique plants, animals, insects, landscape features and seasonal sights and sounds to be experienced at each stop. Suggested itineraries are provided, depending on how much time you have to spend and the level of activity desired.
The Cache River Wetlands can be enjoyed throughout the year, as long as you dress for the weather and wear sturdy and comfortable walking shoes.
Keep in mind that some trails may be muddy or inaccessible during wet weather.
Carry water and snacks when hiking, bring hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.