Walnut Fork Wildlife Refuge
A 33-acre refuge in Montgomery County, located in the northeast corner of Crawfordsville, Walnut Fork Wildlife Refuge features quite diverse native plant and wildlife populations, including upland woods with a vista overlooking the confluence of Sugar Creek and Walnut Fork, a few acres of prairie and a wet area where Walnut Fork used to flow.
Flora present includes abundant blueberry bushes, which support bird life.
Please note: LIMITED ACCESS – entrance be by permission only. Contact NICHES to request permission.
- Bird Watching
- Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
- No Trails
History of Acquisition and Property
Walnut Fork was a gift to NICHES from the city of Crawfordsville in 1999. Land based access to this property is limited, as requested by the city at the time of the donation. Paddlers that float in via Sugar Creek are welcome to stop and explore the property. The land is intended primarily as a wildlife refuge rather than place where people wander freely.