Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1958 to protect and enhance habitat for migratory birds. Located between the Mississippi River and Illinois River, the refuge encompasses 9,225 acres of riverine and floodplain habitat scattered around the confluence of the rivers. The mosaic of wetlands, open water, bottomland forests and prairies provides habitat for numerous mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and nearly three hundred bird species. The refuge offers opportunities for hiking and biking trails, canoeing and kayaking, bank fishing, and family friendly programs and events.
All seasons. Although to help meet the primary Refuge purpose of providing "an inviolate sanctuary... for migratory birds," Batchtown, Portage Island, Gilbert Lake and most of the Calhoun division are closed from Oct. 16- Dec. 31.
The visitor center is handicap accessible.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash.