Milan Bottoms

Milan Bottoms is the largest stretch of floodplain forest and marsh along the Upper Mississippi River in Illinois. The swampy forests, marshes and sloughs provide important nesting areas for herons, red-shouldered hawks and bald eagles.

The Natural Land Institute purchased 92 acres of the Upper Mississippi River backwaters and bottomlands in 2008.

This is a private preserve. Natural Land Institute members may visit with permission. Please call 815/964-6666 or email to request a visit and let us know when you would like to go there.

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5405 78th Ave W
Milan, IL 61264

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