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Patoka River Wildlife Refuge
Patoka River Wildlife Refuge
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Lat: 38.351933
Lon: -87.31684
Ele: 430 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Indiana Indiana
Lat: 38.351933   |    Lon: -87.31684   |    Ele: 430 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Indiana Indiana

Enjoy some bird watching at this beautiful wildlife refuge.

As you drive South from Indianapolis, this spot is located just east off of Interstate 69. It will take a little over 2 hours to drive here from the Indianapolis airport so if you’re planning a road trip in Indiana this is a great place to stretch your legs a bit and commune with nature. Year-round, this place has such a variety of birds and is open from sunrise to sunset. There are parts of the refuge that have seasonal flooding where you will find plenty of marshlands for shorebirds like blue herons and egrets. During the spring migration is one of the best seasons to go birding here. With over 25,000 acres of land, there is much to explore at the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge. This nature refuge is great for outdoor enthusiasts. Bring some binoculars with you to get an up-close look at some of the unique bird species as you explore the trails.

No paid admission is required to enter this refuge and hunting is also allowed. There is only one pit toilet at the Boyd Trail parking lot but no other public restrooms available at the refuge. There are miles of trails to walk on but the most well-maintained trails are the Boyd and Maxey trails which are closest to Oakland City. 

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Current conditions for Patoka River Wildlife Refuge

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Monthly averages:

High / Low (°F)
Rain
JAN
38° / 25°
9 days
FEB
43° / 28°
10 days
MAR
53° / 38°
13 days
APR
65° / 48°
16 days
MAY
74° / 58°
18 days
JUN
82° / 65°
14 days
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Rain
JUL
84° / 67°
17 days
AUG
83° / 65°
13 days
SEP
78° / 60°
11 days
OCT
66° / 49°
10 days
NOV
53° / 38°
8 days
DEC
43° / 32°
9 days

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