Middle Fork Vermilion River

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Baby softshell surveys a bar on the Middle Fork
Bald Eagle on nest, spring 2011

The Middle Fork of the Vermilion River is a tributary of the Vermilion River (Wabash River tributary) in Illinois. The Middle Fork rises in Ford County and flows southeast to join the Vermilion near Danville.

In its natural state, the Middle Fork drained a large upland marsh in what is now Ford County. The Middle Fork has been extended into the marsh by drainage ditches. Including the ditches, the Middle Fork is about 77 miles (124 km) long.[1]

Parks and access points[edit]

The Middle Fork is Illinois' only designated National Wild and Scenic River. Parks and access points include:

Cities, towns and counties[edit]

The following cities, towns and villages are among those in the watershed of the Middle Fork:

Parts of the following counties are drained by the Middle Fork:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 19, 2011

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