Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

8588 SR 148
Marion, IL 62959- Map It
(618) 997-3344

AAA Editor Notes

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is on SR 148, 2.5 mi. s. of jct. SR 13. The refuge covers 43,890 acres, with natural areas interspersed with recreational facilities, cornfields and active businesses housed in former World War II munitions buildings. Native wildlife species include deer, coyotes, beavers, woodchucks and thousands of wintering waterfowl. A 4,050-acre wilderness area is open to foot traffic only.
One-day pass $2 per private vehicle, 1-week pass $5 per private vehicle, annual pass $15 per private vehicle, annual pass $10 per private boat.
Hours: Refuge open daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center open daily 8-4:30; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.