descriptions and directions
Dudgeon Lake W.M.A. - Benton County
GPS Coordinates: 42.194633417863, -92.0177936553955
Description: The total Dudgeon Lake WMA is 1,818 acres. It is 1/4 upland, 1/4 marsh, 1/2 timber. There are mowed trails to hike.
Habitat: This is bottomland and is 1/4 marsh, 1/2 timber and 1/4 upland.
Directions: In northern Benton Co. From I-380 exit no. 41 at Urbana, take Hwy. 150 west and then south almost ten miles to the entrance on your right (west). Alternately, out of Vinton, take Hwy. 150 north less than two miles to the entrance on your left. Soon into the entrance, around a leftward bend, come to a boat launch and dike. The usual woods walk is to head straight west over the dike. Another long walk begins at the end of the entrance road, at its south end, and skirts the area beginning west and continuing northwest. The beginning of this walk is sometimes shallowly flooded.
A .pdf map of the area is found at: www.iowadnr.gov/portals/idnr/uploads/wildlife/wmamaps/dudgeon_lake
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