The Nature Conservancy Emiquon Preserve


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).


State Rt. 78/97
Lewistown, IL 61542


40.35838000, -90.08587000
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