Plan Your Visit


There is so much to see and do at Emiquon! Anglers can bring their reels, paddlers can spend a day on the water, and hikers can explore trails, boardwalks, and observatories. Our spotting scopes will help you catch a glimpse of thriving wetland plants, including reeds, rushes, naiads and even American lotus. In addition, a restored prairie on the western side of the preserve supports 100 species such as big bluestem, Indian grass, black-eyed Susan, and prairie coreopsis. 

These rich plant communities create perfect habitat for hundreds of thousands of migratory and resident birds, including American bald eagles, white pelicans, and dozens of species of ducks, geese, herons, egrets, and shore birds. Depending on the time of year you visit, you could be treated to spectacular views of bird migration. Emiquon’s native plants also are important to river otters, muskrats, beavers, mink, and short-tailed weasels, which you may see as you tour the wetland. On the prairie, keep your eyes peeled for grassland birds such as Henslow’s and grasshopper sparrows, reptiles such as prairie king and western ribbon snakes, and amphibians such as northern cricket and green frogs.

Visit our website to learn more about The Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Wetland Preserve.