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Lower Cache River Swamp

Lower Cache River Swamp
Lower Cache River Swamp. Photo by A.E. and J. Corzine.

Lower Cache River Swamp is an outstanding remnant of the swampy flood plain forest and open swamp that once covered an extensive area at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys. The site has many large trees including three trees larger than any on record for the species in the nation.

Location: Johnson County, IL ; Pulaski County, IL

Year designated: 1980

Acres: 1,347

Ownership: State, Private

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012