Eagle Marsh in Allen County
Eagle Marsh Eagle Marsh in Allen County © KenX01(Flickr)

Places We Protect

Eagle Marsh

Indiana

More than 220 kinds of birds and numerous other wild creatures have been at Eagle Marsh!

Why You Should Visit

Owned and managed by the Little River Wetlands Project, Eagle Marsh in Allen County is a large wetland nature preserve located on the southwest border of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ten-plus miles of trails allow hikers to access the preserve's varied habitats of shallow-water wetland, sedge meadow, prairie, mature forest, and young trees. With adjacent Fox Island County Park and other privately owned natural lands, Eagle Marsh creates almost two square miles of habitat for birds and other wildlife.

What to See: Plants and Animals

More than 220 kinds of birds and numerous other wild creatures have been observed at this 700+ acre preserve. Among them, 28 bird and two amphibian species are endangered or of special concern in Indiana. Bald eagles are often found at the preserve and have a nest just off the property. The common loon, Peregrine falcon, great horned owl, and red-tailed hawk have also been spotted.

Ten-plus miles of trails allow hikers to access the preserve's varied habitats of shallow-water wetland, sedge meadow, prairie, mature forest, and young trees. With adjacent Fox Island County Park and other privately owned natural land, Eagle Marsh creates almost two square miles of habitat for birds and other wildlife.