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descriptions and directions



Printable Checklist Toolesboro Access - Louisa County

GPS Coordinates: 41.1411098, -91.0564041

Management: Federal - USFWS

Description: the outlet tubes for the Odessa complex is at the end of the road, the road to the tubes has wooded wet areas and ponds on both sides managed by DNR

Habitat: ponds and sloughs near the Mississippi river with substantial wooded areas. The road runs between wooded backwaters. 0.4 miles from the gate come to a parking area on the left. The trail from here leads beside a section of wetland to the right. This wetland is larger than appears and can be circumvented, not smoothly, from its far side. Otherwise the main trail, sometimes very muddy, leads eventually between two woodland ponds; ultimately through open land to a small lake. Continuing on the road leads along more wooded backwater, to the access.

Directions: In southeastern Louisa Co. Begin in Toolesboro on Hwy. 99. Follow the sign for the access pointing you north, along Prairie St. At the bottom of the hill is a gate, which begins the public area. The road runs between wooded backwaters. 0.4 miles from the gate come to a parking area on the left. The trail from here leads beside a section of wetland to the right. This wetland is larger than appears and can be circumvented, not smoothly, from its far side. Otherwise the main trail, sometimes very muddy, leads eventually between two woodland ponds; ultimately through open land to a small lake. Continuing on the road leads along more wooded backwater, to the access.

Public Hunting Area Search for area boundary information on the DNR interactive atlas

Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Toolesboro Access



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