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Hoosier National Forest—Buzzard’s Roost Overlook
High, prominant lookout above the Ohio River. This site offers a beautiful view of the river, and the patchwork of farmland across the river in Kentucky. Fall colors are spectacular.
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Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
Description: Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge is located in south central Indiana. It includes 7802 acres near Seymour and a 78-acre parcel, known as the Restle Unit, near Bloomington.

Muscatatuck's mission is simple: to restore, preserve, and manage a mix of forest, wetland, and grassland habitat for fish, wildlife, and people. Special management emphasis is given to waterfowl, other migratory birds, and endangered species.

Wildlife to Watch: Wildlife-viewing opportunities are excellent at Muscatatuck, and the refuge is known as an exceptionally fine bird watching site. There are seven hiking trails, in addition to the Chestnut Ridge Trail, and lots of opportunities for photography. Observation structures are located on Richart Lake and North Endicott Marsh.

Special Tips: The Chestnut Ridge Interpretive Trail, located adjacent to the visitor center, is a quarter-mile loop accessible to wheelchairs and includes a boardwalk.

Ownership: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
Size: 7880 acres 
Closest Town: Seymour

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Driving Directions:
The refuge is located in south-central Indiana on U.S. Highway 50, just three miles east of the I-65/U.S. 50 interchange at Seymour, IN.

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Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge : Wildlife Viewing Area