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Belknap - Cache River State Natural Area

930 Sunflower Ln
618-634-9678

The Cache River State Natural Area holds onto some of the highest quality aquatic and terrestrial natural communities remaining in Illinois. Wetlands within this area are so important to migratory waterfowl and shorebirds that in 1996 the Ramsar Convention collectively designated them a Wetland of International Importance, only the 19th wetland in the United States to receive the distinction.



Reviews

Marielbys Maniglia

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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
This park seemed to have so much promise from the reviews online. We were very disappointed after we got there. The directions to the park were very poor in the small towns. Unlike most parks where you park your car and go walk down board walks or see things after a short walk, this park has you walking for many miles. It is a hiking park NOT a park to see anything in particular. The distances on the trail signs are NOT accurate either. I went there and walked for 6 miles and saw nothing other than woods and a swamp. There was no nature of any kind, no vista and no boardwalk. We found out later there are different entrances. The park is interesting, but it is no different than walking down a gravel road running through the woods for 6 miles. The park staff should do a much better job of explaining the entrances and posting more accurate signs.

Aaron Macke

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Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
My family loves visiting here. This kind of swamp is something you just don't expect to see in Illinois. It is a nice place to walk and take in nature.

Jacob Ross

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Great place to enjoy nature

zach skubiszewski

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Sunday, Sep. 13, 2015
WIde range of birds seen, section 8 is great during spring for warblers.

Patrick Asa II

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Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

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