Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve

870 South Pilot Knob Road, Galena IL 61036 | 815-858-9100
The Great River Road in Illinois

Visit Casper Bluff to see commanding views of the Mississippi River and its backwaters and the only intact bird effigy in Illinois. This 85-acre site is archeologically significant and contains most of the Aiken mound group. 51 mounds have been documented at this locations, 38 linear mounds, 12 conical mounds, and 1 thunderbird effigy, but only 20 are currently visible. Casper bluff also offers excellent bird watching and trails suitable for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

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