Hike This Ancient Forest In Illinois That’s Home To 800-Year-Old Trees
By Melissa Mahoney|Published June 16, 2021
I'm an east coast girl living in a west coast world. I grew up in New England before moving to SoCal for several years. I then lived in NYC or a year before moving to AZ in 2009. I worked in the entertainment industry for many years of my adult life and have a deep love for photography, writing, and traveling around the U.S. as well as to far-flung locations around the world. Travel is my life and writing about it is a dream!
Located in southern Illinois, Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990 to protect, manage, and restore 15,000 acres of land. This refuge provides an important habitat for a variety of wildlife including several threatened and endangered species and it is home to an ancient forest of 800-year-old bald cypress trees.
Have you seen the majestic ancient forest of bald cypress trees at Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge? If so, we would love to hear about your experience in the comment section. To plan your visit to Cypress Creek, head to the official webpage.