Why You Should Visit
At more than a square mile, the Manitou Island Wetlands in Fulton County is one of the larger dedicated state nature preserves in Indiana. The preserve offers critical habitats for both terrestrial and wetland, migratory and resident species. Nearly 200 species of plants have been recorded; it is also an important haven for a multitude of animal and bird species.
This preserve is owned and managed by the Indiana DNR's Division of Fish & Wildlife and Division of Nature Preserves. Work done here is in partnership with the Indiana Heritage Trust and Indiana Natural Heritage Protection Campaign.