Illinois River Road

The Dixon Waterfowl Refuge is a waypoint on the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway, which travels from Havana to Ottawa. The byway preserves the natural river country along the banks of the Illinois River, so visitors can travel the same route as early French explorers. Drive the Illinois River Road to discover local natural and cultural points of interest and to explore how the Dixon Refuge fits into the region's rich heritage.

Visit the Illinois River Road website to plan your trip!

Watch this video celebrating major conservation sites on the Byway, including the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge.