Mingo National Wildlife Refuge - Visual Journey...Missouri
 
   
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Mingo National Wildlife Refuge consists of 21,592 acres of bottomland hardwood swamp, upland hardwoods, cropland, grassland, marsh, wilderness, and water. 
There are many cypress and tupelo trees with their exposed roots growing in the swamps and marshes.   
 
   
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Mingo is a major migration and wintering area for waterfowl with 125,000 mallards and 75,000 Canada geese having been recorded.  There are also bald eagles nesting in the refuge and a total of 279 bird species.  There are several places where the birds can be viewed with provided scopes at the various overlooks and observation platforms. 
An Auto Tour Route is available during certain times of the year for viewing the various wildlife and marshes.  Other activities enjoyed by the 85,000 annual visitors include hiking, canoeing, and fishing.  
 
   
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There are many hiking trails as well as boardwalk nature trails for viewing the scenery. 

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately 25 miles northeast of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  The Visitor Center is located 1.5 miles north of Puxico on Highway 51.
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