Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

Madison, Indiana 47250

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

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"Established in 1966, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge provides 7,800 acres of restored wetlands as a landing ground for waterfowl and other birds as they migrate through south-central Indiana. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has worked diligently at Muscatatuck to convert farmland to a mixed ecosystem of forest, aquatic, and grassland habitat. The proposed 3.9-mile hike encompasses five of the trails at Muscatatuck, an American Indian word meaning “land of winding water.” Spring and fall may be the best times to see the migratory waterfowl as they travel between South America and northern Canada."

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"A double loop trail through meadows and along river bottoms." Read more

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2/13/2011
A very hilly trail with nice views. The trail loop is not clearly marked but common sense navigation makes it easy enough. In the spring parts of this trail would be a muddy mess. No overnight camping allowed. There is an old fire watch tower not visable from the trail atop a high knob about halfway thru the hike. It is in good shape and sports impressive views. All in all a good strong trail.
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11/13/2001
Nice Sunny Day with little haze early,12:19,Temperture 60,Dew Point 38 Humidity 44%,Wind South SouthWest@8.1:00 p.m.Temperture 36,Dew Point 38,Humidity 39%,Wind South SouthWest@9.2:00 p.m.Temperture 65,Dew Point 39,Humidity 37%,Wind South SouthWest@9,Good trail can see for miles on a clear day.
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Trail Information

Madison
Nearby City
3.9
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
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Dec 2018