Hike This Ancient Forest In Illinois That’s Home To 800-Year-Old Trees

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.

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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.

If you are interested in exploring another part of the Cache River watershed, head to our post on the Cache River State Natural Area.

Address: 1042 Butter Ridge Rd, Ullin, IL 62992, USA