The Nature Conservancy Emiquon Preserve

Description

Emiquon, the place Native Americans named for their word meaning “squash” or “spoon,” became known as the “Jewel of the Illinois River” to biologists familiar with its abundant fish, mussels and waterfowl. The 7,100-acre preserve an hour downstream from Peoria once ranked among the biologically richest wetlands in Illinois and throughout the world. This beautiful wetland is open for kayaking and canoeing, fishing and seasonal duck hunting (fishing and hunting licenses must be acquired).

Address

State Rt. 78/97
Lewistown, IL 61542

Lat/Long

40.35838000, -90.08587000
Visit Website
309-547-2730

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