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Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
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. <br><br> Muscatatuck's mission is simple: to restore, preserve, and manage a mix of forest, wetland, and grassland hab...
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Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge
Description: Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area is located in southwestern Indiana within the historically important north-south flyway of the Wabash River Basin. This river bottoms refuge is strategically located to provide important resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and neotropical songbirds.

Wildlife to Watch: The refuge offers outstanding opportunities to view and photograph wildlife by driving on public roads, walking, or canoeing and boating refuge waters. Vehicles must remain on maintained roads. Contact headquarters for details.

Special Tips: Two outlying wildlife management areas (WMAs) are also managed out of the Patoka River Refuge headquarters. The 463-acre Cane Ridge WMA lies 24 miles to the west of Oakland City. This Wabash River bottoms property lies off the southwest corner of the 3,000-acre Gibson Lake. The 219-acre White River Bottoms WMA lies nine miles to the north of Oakland City.

Ownership: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
Size: 5587 acres 
Closest Town: Oakland City

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Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Blue-winged Teal - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
The refuge headquarters is located on the west side of Oakland City on the south side of State Road 64.

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Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge : Wildlife Viewing Area