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Twin Swamp Nature Preserve

Mount Vernon, IN

When to Visit:
January - Less ProductiveFebruary - Less ProductiveMarch - Less ProductiveApril - Most ProductiveMay - Most ProductiveJune - Most ProductiveJuly - Most ProductiveAugust - Most ProductiveSeptember - Most Productive
October - Less ProductiveNovember - Less ProductiveDecember - Less Productive

This site is one of the last Bald Cypress tree stands left in Indiana.  In addition to being a great habitat for many bird species, it is a good place to find a wide variety of wild flowers.

Specialty Species:

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron:  Look for this species from the platform at the end of the boardwalk.

Prothonotary Warbler:  Look and listen for this species as you hike through the swamps.

Fish Crow:  Listen for this species as you hike the trails.

Red-headed Woodpecker:  These birds can be found throughout the park.

Where to Bird:

Trail and Boardwalk:  Walk the trail through the park looking for migrating and nesting warblers and Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.


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The rugged trail is not accessible.


Trail is very rugged and not handicap accessible.

Non-birding Equipment Needed:

Lenght of Visit:

2-3 Hours




From the North:  From the intersection of I-64 and SR69 near Griffin, IN, take SR-69 South.  After about 20 miles, turn right (west) to stay on SR-69 in Mount Vernon.  Go 2.7 miles and turn left (south) to stay on SR-69.  After 8 miles, SR-63 curves to the right and becomes Grady Road.  Once on Grady Road, go 1.35 miles and turn right (north) onto Raben Road.  Go 1 mile and turn left (west) into the parking area.


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Nearby Birding:

Hovey Lake FWA
John T. Myers Lock and Dam