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Experience a preserved wetlands with plentiful bird species and aquatic animal life.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

370' 113 m

High

365' 111 m

Low

11' 3 m

Up

11' 3 m

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Accessibility is facilitated by boardwalks and bridges through most of the trail, keeping you out of the mud. There are always plenty of birds, turtles, squirrels, and fish to show your kids.

This area is foot-traffic only. 
No bicycles or mechanized vehicles are allowed. These activities disturb wildlife. Strollers are permitted if kept on the trail.

Stay on designated trails. 
Off-trail hiking results in significant damage to the plants and animals that live on the forest floor.

Harvesting is prohibited. Please leave all rocks, feathers, leaves, bones, etc.

Need to Know

There are public restrooms and vending at Howell Park. There are no amenities in the wetlands.

Description

The Howell Wetlands Outer Loop circumnavigates the Howell Wetlands. The terrain is varied, and other than some slight inclines when you first enter the woods, it's relatively flat and well maintained. On this trail you'll tread on grass, dirt, boardwalk, asphalt, gravel, and a couple of bridges over the marshes. There are always plenty of opportunities along the way to observe the native flora and fauna.

Flora & Fauna

Rare river cane, snapping turtles, diverse duck species, squirrels, a plethora of birds, and all the local flowers can be found here.

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Shared By:

Derek Wirth

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#315

in Indiana

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Main trail along the wetlands in the early fall.
Mar 19, 2018 near Evansville, IN

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May 24, 2018
Derek Wirth
The wetlands are teeming with wildlife right now! Trails are in good shape! 1.5mi — 0h 15m
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