Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Located just minutes away from the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and Palisades State Park, it is the perfect place to spend the weekend with nature. If you would be interested in scheduled birding trips or events, Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge (Friend’s Group for U.S. Fish and Wildlife) offer monthly bird walks, eight passenger golf cart tours of the refuge, and birding van tours of Lost Mound Unit, (Old Savanna Army Depot). For a complete schedule of events visit www.stewardsumrr.org  . Hiking or biking the Great River Trail is also just minutes away, along with fishing and boating the Mississippi River.

Scenic Northwest Illinois

Savanna  Sabula Bridge over Mississippi River

Savanna Sabula Bridge over Mississippi River

Lots of opportunity for boating the Mississippi River and Plum River in Savanna, Illinois

 

Boating on Plum River in Savanna, Illinois

Boating on Plum River in Savanna, Illinois

Biking and Bird-watching the Great River Trail. The Great River Trail extends 62 miles starting in Savanna, Illinois and winding along the Mississippi River to the Quad Cities. Explore the history and charm of eleven U.S. towns and natural beauty of 3 counties along the Mighty Mississippi River.

Biking and Bird-Watching on the Great River Trail

Biking and Bird-Watching on the Great River Trail

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