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LocationID
County
eBird Hotspot
IBA Site
Accessible Site
Site
Directions
1555
Adair
True
False
False
Lake Nodaway
2 miles southwest of Greenfield
1657
Adair
True
False
False
Meadow Lake WMA
6 miles northeast of Greenfield
1161
Adams
True
False
False
Binder Lake
 1 1/2 mile northeast of Corning on Corning-Carl Rd (N53)
838
Adams
True
False
True
Lake Icaria
4 miles north of Corning
216
Allamakee
True
False
False
Bakewell's Pond
1887
Allamakee
True
False
False
Blackhawk Point WMA
1.7 miles S of New Albin on Hwy 26
2076
Allamakee
False
False
False
Cedar Hill Road
Cedar banks along this road may hold Townsend's Solitaire in winter.
1942
Allamakee
True
False
False
Driftless Area NWR (restricted access)
1914
Allamakee
True
False
False
Effigy Mounds NM
From the town of McGregor, take Highway 76 north along the river about 5 miles.
8
Allamakee
True
True
False
Effigy Mounds NM--Headquarters
1923
Allamakee
True
False
False
Effigy Mounds NM--North Unit
708
Allamakee
True
True
False
Effigy Mounds NM--South Unit
376
Allamakee
False
True
False
Fish Farm Mounds WMA
3 miles S of New Albin on Hwy 26
401
Allamakee
False
False
False
French Creek W.M.A.
4.5 miles NE of Waukon on Hwy 9,3 miles N on Creek Rd.
2077
Allamakee
False
False
False
Heytman’s Landing
- in eastern Allamakee Co. on the Mississippi River. Follow X-52 (Great River Road) about eight miles north out of Harper’s Ferry to Lafayette Ridge Dr. Go east toward the river on Lafayette Ridge for more than 1.5 miles including a curve south. Then continue on Heytman Dr. to the boat ramp, again more than 1.5 miles.
1595
Allamakee
False
False
False
Highway A26
A-26 begins west off Hwy. 26 about two miles from the Minnesota border in the extreme northeast corner of the county. In winter, Golden Eagles are possible in flight along the bluffs to the north for most of the length of A-26, as far west as Hwy. 76, or 13.5 miles.
654
Allamakee
False
True
False
Iverson Bottoms WMA
7 miles N of Waukon on Hwy 76, 6 miles NW on Iverson Rd.
649
Allamakee
True
True
False
Lansing WMA
In
the Sportsman's Atlas, page 12,   Find the far north west corner of
Lansing Wildlife.  This area is borders Iowa Township and Lansing
Township.  The Solitaire is on Cedar Hill Road.  

From the north, take Blackhawk
Road south, turn left on Pine Tree Drive, turn right onto Sand Cove
Road.  Sand Cove becomes Cedar Hill Road.  There are many cedar banks
in this area ( a couple miles). The one to look for is completely void of all
trees except cedars and this cedar bank comes right down to the road.
377
Allamakee
True
True
False
Mississippi River Lock & Dam 9
North of Harper’s Ferry in Allamakee Co. About 2.5 miles north of Harper’s Ferry along X-52/Great River Rd. turn right, as X-52 curves left, onto Red Oak Rd. Quickly turn right again onto an access road, and follow this about 3/4 mile to a parking area. Tundra Swans - follow Red Oak Rd. (above) upriver about 1.5 miles, and look for a cove where the swans gather.
339
Allamakee
True
True
False
Pool Slough WMA
193
Allamakee
True
True
False
Red Oak Rd.
North of Harper’s Ferry in Allamakee Co. About 2.5 miles north of Harper’s Ferry along X-52/Great River Rd. turn right, as X-52 curves left, onto Red Oak Rd. Follow the narrow Red Oak Rd. upriver about 1.5 miles, and look for a cove where the swans gather.
7
Allamakee
True
True
False
Yellow River SF
886
Allamakee
True
True
False
Yellow River SF--Paint Creek Unit
2078
Appanoose
False
False
False
Buck Creek Campground, Lake Rathbun
In northwest Appanoose Co. One half mile north of the dam, or 0.2 miles south of the marina, on the west side of J5T, turn onto Crappie Circle, which leads to three campgrounds.
461
Appanoose
False
True
False
Dean
A quarter mile West of 300th Ave on 590th St about 50 yards North of the road into the marsh. A map can be found on Iowabirds.org.
2079
Appanoose
False
False
False
Dedication Point
At the dam at Lake Rathbun in northwest Appanoose Co. At the south end of the dam (J5T), at the lake’s east end, take Island View Pl., where the Corps of Engineers Information Center is. The first road to the right is Indigo Circle, at the end of which is Dedication Point.
2080
Appanoose
False
False
False
Island View Campground, Lake Rathbun
At Lake Rathbun in northwest Appanoose Co. At the south end of the dam (J5T), at the lake’s east end, take Island View Place where the Corps of Engineers Information Center is. Follow this winding road about two miles to the campground entrance. The best lake viewing is at the farthest reach of Ivory Circle, near campsites D-27, D-28.
2081
Appanoose
False
False
False
Pool 8
In the southeast part of the county. On the west side of 300 Ave. between 590th and 600th St.
147
Appanoose
True
True
False
Rathbun Lake
In northwest Appanoose Co. For viewing above the dam, follow Island View Pl. off J5T, at the south end of the dam, where the Corps of Engineers Information Center is. Take the first road to the right, Indigo Circle, to its end at Dedication Point. Also, continue on Island View Place as it curves west, north, and west again, and look for Intaglio Place on your right. Follow Intaglio to the boat ramp at its end. At the north end of the dam, viewing is from the beach area.
1957
Appanoose
True
False
False
Rathbun Lake--South Fork area
In northwest Appanoose Co., on the southwest side of the lake. About one mile from the south end of the dam, J5T straightens out going west. Proceed west 4.5 miles from here to 150th Ave., and follow 150th north a little more than three miles to its end at a field. Walk the path going left (west) to the water. Or, to the right, follow the road through the field and then walk to the water.
148
Appanoose
True
True
False
Sedan Bottoms WMA
DEAN POOL (#7): Take Hwy. 202 south out of Moulton two miles to 570th on your right, as 202 curves left. Take 570th two miles west to 300th, and go south on 300th two miles to 590th. Follow 590th west a half mile to the pool. TO BUCKSHOT LAKE (#4): Return east to 300th, and north two miles to 570th. Turn west and Buckshot Lake is soon along here, on the south side. TO SEDAN POOL (#2): Continue on 570th, which now turns north and becomes 290th, about 1.5 miles to 555th. This includes two jogs left along the way, the first one fairly quickly, the second one a mile after this, at 296th--which you do NOT take. Soon after this second jog left, again going north, get onto 555th going west (left). Short of a mile west on 555th, take the diagonal southwest road on your left, 285th. Follow this 1.5 miles to the unmarked, cement parking area on your left, at a bend. The pool is seen out at the treeline; it can be approached on foot.
1131
Appanoose
False
False
False
Sedan Bottoms--Pool 8
DEAN POOL (#7): Take Hwy. 202 south out of Moulton two miles to 570th on your right, as 202 curves left. Take 570th two miles west to 300th, and go south on 300th two miles to 590th. Follow 590th west a half mile to the pool. TO BUCKSHOT LAKE (#4): Return east to 300th, and north two miles to 570th. Turn west and Buckshot Lake is soon along here, on the south side. TO SEDAN POOL (#2): Continue on 570th, which now turns north and becomes 290th, about 1.5 miles to 555th. This includes two jogs left along the way, the first one fairly quickly, the second one a mile after this, at 296th--which you do NOT take. Soon after this second jog left, again going north, get onto 555th going west (left). Short of a mile west on 555th, take the diagonal southwest road on your left, 285th. Follow this 1.5 miles to the unmarked, cement parking area on your left, at a bend. The pool is seen out at the treeline; it can be approached on foot.
149
Appanoose
True
False
False
Sharon Bluffs SP
366
Audubon
True
False
False
Littlefield County Park
2074
Benton
False
False
False
Benton County Conservation Center
The address is 5718 20th Ave Drive, Vinton.  It is located North West of Vinton and just West of Rodger's Lake.  From Vinton go 2 miles West on US-218N.  Turn North on 20th Ave Dr.  Go 1.5 miles and the conservation center is on the right.
2082
Benton
False
False
False
Dudgeon Lake W.M.A.
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

http://www.state.ia.us/government/dnr/organiza/fwb/wildlife/maps/dudgeo~1.pdf
2083
Benton
False
False
False
Dudgeon Lake W.M.A., prairie section
From I-380 exit no. 41 at Urbana, take Hwy. 150 west about 8.5 miles, including a turn south, past the airport to 55th St. Dr. (not 55th St. itself). Follow 55th St. Dr. west (right) just under two miles, including a turn south, to a typical DNR posts-and-cable vehicle entrance on your right. Alternately, out of Vinton, take Hwy. 150 north three miles to 55th St. Dr., and then as above.
189
Benton
False
False
False
Hannen Lake
This is well signed and the drive South of Blairstown is nice and has good habitat.  The address is 1949 Benton Iowa Rd, Blairstown.  Take V-56 South of Blairstown for 1mile.  Turn right on 78th Street for 0.5 miles.  Turn left on 20th Ave for 2.3 miles.  Then turn right on Benton Iowa Road for 0.5 miles.  The park is on your right.
186
Benton
False
False
False
Hoefle-Dulin
The park address is 5901 27th Ave, Vinton.  The access road to the park is low and prone to flooding.  I would not plan a visit after a heavy rain or when lowland flooding is present.  Just on the South edge of Vinton go East on E-24 2.2 miles.  Turn left onto 27th Ave.  27th Ave dead ends in the park.
183
Benton
False
False
False
Minne Estema
The address is 5621 24th Ave Drive, Vinton, Iowa.  From Vinton, drive North on Hwy 150 4 miles.  Turn left onto 24th Ave Drive and go 2.5 miles.  Turn left into the park.
190
Benton
False
False
True
Rodgers Lake
This park is well signed.  It is Northwest of Vinton.  From Vinton go West 2 miles on US-218N.  Turn right onto 20th Ave Drive.  Go 1.5 miles and turn right onto 57th Street Trail.  The entrance to the park is well marked on your left.
2084
Black Hawk
False
False
False
Alice Wyth Lake, George Wyth S.P.
In Waterloo, Black Hawk Co. The park is along U.S. 218 just east of its meeting with Hwy. 58, on the north edge of the Cedar Falls-Waterloo area. U.S. 218 is well-marked for finding the park. Once in the park, turn left and follow the road as it skirts the first lake (George Wyth) and continue as far west as possible including eventually a sharp curve leftward, taking you back east. During this curve, look for the sign to Alice Wyth lake on your right. Follow that road to its end.
471
Black Hawk
True
False
False
Beaver Valley  Wetlands
just northwest of Cedar Falls in Blackhawk Co. The wetland is at the intersection of T-75 and C-67, both seen on the state highway map.
953
Black Hawk
True
False
False
Black Hawk Park
343
Black Hawk
True
True
False
Cedar Hills Sand Prairie (Nature Conservancy)
2086
Black Hawk
False
False
False
Fisher Lake, George Wyth S.P.
In Waterloo, Black Hawk Co. The park is along U.S. 218 just east of its meeting with Hwy. 58, on the north edge of the Cedar Falls-Waterloo area. U.S. 218 is well-marked for finding the park. Once in the park, turn left and follow the road as it skirts the first lake and continue west until you are paralleling the long, narrow Fisher Lake on your left. There are several parking areas here. Continue west, eventually following a sharp curve leftward, taking you back east. This affords more viewing of Fisher Lake.
2089
Black Hawk
False
False
False
George Wyth S.P., Northern Saw-whet Owl
In Waterloo, Black Hawk Co. The park is along U.S. 218 just east of its meeting with Hwy. 58, on the north edge of the Cedar Falls-Waterloo area. U.S. 218 is well-marked for finding the park. Once in the park, turn left and follow the road as it skirts the first lake and continue as far west as possible including eventually a sharp curve leftward, taking you back east. Follow this road to its end at the shelter. Next walk the trail through the birdfeeder area, which is just beyond the shelter from its left side. Take a short left at the crosspath you come to and then a right at the next crosspath, and begin to look for cedars on the left side, some closer, some farther in. The owls have traditionally been in one of these groups along the trail.
2088
Black Hawk
True
False
False
George Wyth SP
In Waterloo, Black Hawk Co. The park is along U.S. 218 just east of its meeting with Hwy. 58, on the north edge of the Cedar Falls-Waterloo area. U.S. 218 is well-marked for finding the park. See separate entries for Alice Wyth Lake, Fisher Lake, George Wyth Lake, and "George Wyth S.P., Northern Saw-whet Owl."
93
Black Hawk
True
True
False
George Wyth SP
In Waterloo, Black Hawk Co. The park is along U.S. 218 just east of its meeting with Hwy. 58, on the north edge of the Cedar Falls-Waterloo area. U.S. 218 is well-marked for finding the park. Upon entering, George Wyth is the first lake in front of you. The road left, which skirts the lake, leads to more viewing spots.
92
Black Hawk
True
True
False
Hartman Reserve--Nature Center
In the city of Cedar Falls: Take Rainbow Dr. to Edwards Ave. and turn north. At the intersection with Greenwood Ave, turn east. At the intersection with Reserve Dr, turn north again, and you are at the park.
1946
Black Hawk
True
False
False
Hartman Reserve--Prairie Overlook
1955
Black Hawk
True
False
False
Prairie Lakes Park, Cedar Falls
2090
Black Hawk
False
False
False
University of Northern Iowa campus
In Cedar Falls, off University Ave.
1046
Boone
False
False
False
Avenue S Pond
This pond in Boone County is one mile south of Bjorkboda Marsh (which is actually in Hamilton County), on the east side of S Avenue.  Please see Bjorkboda Marsh directions in the gazateer.
2274
Boone
False
False
False
Dickcissel Recreation Area
From Highway 30, exit at Highway 17.  Area is just north of that intersection on the west side of Highway 17.
102
Boone
True
False
False
Harrier Marsh WMA
This area is located just SE of Ogden along  US Highway 30. Turn south on I Ave to traverse the east side of the main tract. Also accessible from US Highway 169 on the west side,  south of intersection with US 30 st south edge of Ogden.
1917
Boone
True
False
True
High Trestle Trail
Must walk or bike to and from the high trestle from Madrid, 2 miles to the east, or from Woodward, 2.5 miles to the west.  Also accessible from parking lot on country graveled road one mile east of the trestle.
887
Boone
False
False
False
Holst SF
From junction of US 30 & US 169 at Ogden, take Boone Co. Hwy P70 north 5.5 mi. and turn right (east) on Co. Hwy. E26.  Drive 3 mi. and turn left (north) on Kale Ave. Go 1/4 mi. on Kales, then turn left (west) on 168th Ave.  Follow this often muddy and poorly maintained access road to forest gate.  Parking space limited to 2 vehicles.
103
Boone
True
True
True
Ledges SP
From Highway 17, go west on Highway E52 three miles to park entrance.  Or, from this entrance, turn south on P Avenue, staying on the paved road to a south entrance.  Also accessible via a North entrance: take County Highway R28 south 4 miles, from junction with US Highway 30 at the south edge of city of Boone.
1491
Bremer
True
False
False
Alcock Co. Park
78
Bremer
True
True
False
Sweet Marsh WMA
Sweet Marsh, south entrance, Segments A & B (Martin's Lake), and refuge

In northeast Bremer Co. Enter Tripoli from U.S. 61 going east along Hwy. 92. Where 92 turns north in town, continue east for two miles along C-28/170th St. to the marsh's south entrance, on the north side of the road. The first parking area to the right leads to Segment A and its dike, on the east. The farther parking area leads to the refuge, which is the first water on the left; and to Segment B, farther ahead on the right side of the dike. Also see map at:

http://www.jccniowa.org/~icbc/sweetmarshpg.html
1548
Buchanan
False
False
False
Ham Marsh
From Independence in Buchanan County, head north on 5th Ave SE toward 1st St E
for 1.0 mile; continue onto IA-150 N/Jamestown Ave and travel 1.1 mi; turn left onto Otterville Blvd and drive 3.2 mi; turn right onto Oak St N and go 0.2 mi; continue onto Henley Ave for 1.7 mi; Turn right and you have arrived.
894
Buchanan
True
True
False
Jakway Forest County Park
From Aurora in Buchanan County, head south toward Warren St; turn left at the 1st cross street onto Warren St; turn right onto Slater Ave/Union St and continue to follow Slater Ave for 2.1 miles; turn right onto 136th St for 0.4 mile; continue onto Roberts Ave to the park.
73
Buena Vista
False
True
False
Buena Vista Co. Park
Just south of the town of Peterson: Take US 71 south out of Spencer for about 15 miles until you reach the intersection with State Highway 10. Turn west on 10 and go about 10 miles into Peterson. Continue west through Peterson about a mile to 110th Ave. Turn south on 110th and go another mile to South River Road. This road will travel east and then south for about 4 miles to the park.
1663
Buena Vista
False
False
False
Pickerel Lake
Pickerel Lake lies in the extreme northeast corner of  Buena Vista county, actually touching Clay county to the North and Pocahontas county to the east.
From US 71 (which bisects Buena Vista county North-to-South) in Sioux Rapids, take County Road C13 east about 11 ½ miles.  
2092
Buena Vista
False
False
False
Storm Lake Cemetery
on the north side of Hwy 7 a short mile west from the intersection with Hwy 7.  It is on the east side of town and northeast from the lake
77
Butler
True
True
False
Big Marsh Wildlife Area
In southern Butler Co. Go north on Hwy. 14 out of Parkersburg about five miles to C-51. Take C-51 west three miles to Jay Ave., then north on Jay one mile to 260th St. Follow 260th east into the marsh area. At the east end of 260th, where it turns left, there are dike walks straight ahead (east) and to the right (south). There is also parking for the north-south dike walk off of C-51, just east of the HQ building, 1.5 miles either way from Jay Ave. or from Hwy. 14. SHORT-EARED OWL FIELDS: Drive one mile north on Jay from 260th and where 260th turns right, instead take the B-maintenance road, which starts zig-zagging west and north. When it straightens out and becomes 245th, the DNR parking lot is about one mile west. There are fields the whole length of the B-maintenance road; all those to the south are public, up to roughly across from the parking area; about the first half mile on the north side, going west, is private--generally, look for DNR signs.
690
Butler
True
False
False
Heery Woods SP
86
Calhoun
True
True
False
South Twin Lake
From the city of Fort Dodge: Take Highway 20 westbound, and go through Rockwell City. Just west of Rockwell City is Highway 4. Turn north on Highway 4. Continue north until you reach 230th St. Turn east on 230th, and you will be there.
480
Carroll
True
False
False
Breda
1911
Carroll
True
False
False
Carroll Cemetery
1934
Carroll
True
False
False
Carroll Municipal Golf Course
99
Carroll
True
False
False
Dickson Timber County Park
1413
Carroll
False
False
False
Hobb's Pit
Go 7 miles north of Glidden on N41 and turn east onto Treasure Rd. and go about 1/2 mile east. Treasure Rd is the 1st gravel past the Raccoon River Bridge. When you see the ponds on the north side of road, the BBWD was on the 2nd pond north of the road. There is an opening in the fence here and a deer trail to follow to the north and east (about a 2 minute walk).
98
Carroll
True
True
False
Swan Lake SP
1915
Cass
True
False
False
Cold Springs SP
2093
Cass
False
False
False
Evergreen Cemetery
Just north on Main St/White Pole Rd outside of Anita.
133
Cass
True
False
False
Lake Anita SP
- in northeastern Cass Co. Less than a mile south on Hwy. 148 out of Anita, look for the park entrance on the west side.
1600
Cass
False
False
False
Shellberg Quarry at Atlantic
On the northwest edge of Atlantic in Cass Co.. The quarry is on the north side of Hwy. 83/2nd St., just west outside of town.
1950
Cedar
True
False
False
Herbert Hoover NHS
989
Cerro Gordo
False
False
False
Blue-wing Marsh
In Cerro Gordo Co., just south of Clear Lake (the lake itself). Near Ventura, take S-14/Balsam Ave. about three miles south from U.S. 18 to 220th St. Go two miles east on 220th where the marsh is at Dogwood Ave.
2094
Cerro Gordo
False
False
True
Clear Lake - Cedar Ave. Access
On the western half of the south shore of Clear Lake. Along B-35, 1.5 miles east of Balsam Ave., or 1/2 mile west of Dogwood Ave., take Cedar Ave. about 1/3 mile to the access at the lake. Walking the shore, Farmer's Beach is about 1/4 mile west, and Lone Tree Pt. another 1/4 mile beyond this.
2096
Cerro Gordo
False
False
False
Clear Lake - sandbar
The sandbar extends into Clear Lake from McIntosh Woods S.P.
64
Cerro Gordo
True
True
False
Clear Lake (Cerro Gordo Co., IA)
The eastern half of Clear Lake is surrounded by the city of Clear Lake, in western Cerro Gordo County. At the western edge sits the city of Ventura.
1935
Cerro Gordo
True
False
False
Clear Lake City Park
Downtown Clear Lake.
2100
Cerro Gordo
False
False
False
Lime Creek Conservation Area
- at the north edge of Mason City in Cerro Gordo Co. Take U.S. 65 north and look for signs to the park on the east.
68
Cerro Gordo
True
False
False
Lime Creek Nature Center
At the Lime Creek Conservation Area on the north side of Mason City. Take U.S. 65 north.
160
Cerro Gordo
True
False
False
Mallard Marsh
In the northwest corner of Cerro Gordo Co. From I-35 take B-20 west 7.5 miles to S-14/Balsam Ave. 1.5 miles north on S-14 turn east on 325th St. to the marsh parking area shortly on your left.
640
Cerro Gordo
False
True
False
McIntosh Wildlife Area
- on the western north shore of Clear Lake in Cerro Gordo Co. A little more than five miles west along U.S. 18 from I-35, take Cardinal Ave. south one half mile to Lake St. and look for the sign to the area.
327
Cerro Gordo
True
True
False
McIntosh Woods SP
From the city of Clear Lake, take North Shore Drive west about 3 miles.
107
Cerro Gordo
False
False
False
Parker's Woods
In Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co. One half mile north of U.S. 18 along U.S. 65, go west on 1st St. NW just past the railroad yard to Jackson Ave. and the park.
159
Cerro Gordo
False
True
False
Shellrock Greenbelt
In Cerro Gordo Co. east of Mason City. Take Hwy. 122 east about 2.5  miles past the edge of Mason City to Warbler, the next road after Vine. Take Warbler 2.5 miles north to 290th and look for the parking area.
1685
Cerro Gordo
False
False
False
Spring Park
Just north outside Mason City in Cerro Gordo Co. Follow U.S. 65 north out of town, and past Lime Creek Conservation Area look for B-20/300th St. to the right (east). Go east on B-20 and quickly come to Spring Park on your right.
855
Cerro Gordo
False
False
False
Teal Basin
In the northwest corner of Cerro Gordo Co., 5.5 miles west of I-35 along B-20.
67
Cerro Gordo
True
True
False
Ventura Marsh WMA
At the far west end of Clear Lake. Viewing is from S-14/Main St., one half mile south of U.S. 18 at Ventura.
545
Cerro Gordo
False
False
False
Winnebago River
just southeast of Mason City in Cerro Gordo Co. Birch Dr. is two miles east of U.S. 65 along Hwy. 122 out of Mason City, on the south side of the road.
65
Cerro Gordo
True
True
False
Zirbel Slough WMA
In central Cerro Gordo Co. Two miles south of U.S. 18, take the B-43 exit off I-35 and go two miles west to Hwy. 107. Go south one mile on 107 to 200th St., and west on 200th one mile to the slough, past Heather Ave.
2102
Cherokee
False
False
False
Oak Hill Cemetery
- in central Cherokee Co., just west of Cherokee on C-38 (Main St. in town).
1289
Chickasaw
False
False
False
Cedar Lake
On north side of city of Nashua.
1347
Chickasaw
True
False
False
Split Rock County Park
Pembroke and 310th Street.
1288
Chickasaw
False
False
False
Twin Ponds
240th street (B54) and Hickory.
1466
Clarke
True
False
False
Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area
1485
Clay
False
False
False
Barringer Slough
South west of Lost Island Lake. From the town of Spencer, take US Highway 18 east to County Rd 18. Turn north on N18 about 2 miles, and the slough was on the west side.
2103
Clay
False
False
False
Burr Area
in southern Clay Co. From the intersection of U.S. 71 and Hwy. 10, just north of the Buena Vista. Co. border, take 500th east a little under three miles to the parking area.
57
Clay
True
True
False
Dan Greene Slough
- in northeastern Clay Co. Two miles east of Dickens along U.S. 18, take N-14 north six miles to B-17. Go west 1.5 miles on B-17 to the slough.
56
Clay
False
True
False
Dewey's Pasture
In northeastern Clay Co. About half a mile west of Ruthven (Palo Alto Co.) along U.S. 18, take N-18 north 4.5 miles into the complex.
864
Clay
True
False
False
Dewey's Pasture WMA--Smith's Slough
In northeastern Clay Co. Four miles north on N-18 from U.S. 18, Smith's Slough is on the west side. An access road going west off N-18, just north of Mud Lake to the east, skirts the north and west sides of the slough.
1682
Clay
True
False
False
Mud Lake (Clay Co.)
60
Clay
True
True
False
Trumbull Lake
- in northeastern Clay Co. 3.5 miles west along U.S. 18 out of Ruthven, take N-14 about four miles north to 310th. Follow 310th east (right) more than one half mile to a T-intersection at the lake. The road here parallels the lake shore in either direction about one half mile.
572
Clayton
True
True
False
Frenchtown County Park
573
Clayton
True
True
False
Mississippi River Lock & Dam 10
2104
Clinton
False
False
False
Bulger's Hollow
At Mississippi River Pool No. 13 in Clinton Co. The entrance road to the park is north 5-6 miles along U.S. 67 from Hwy. 136 in Clinton, on the east side.
116
Clinton
True
True
False
Goose Lake WMA
- just west outside the town of Goose Lake in northern Clinton Co. Two miles west of town, go north on 350th less than one half mile to the entrance road on your right, and walk the dike which bisects the lake.
742
Clinton
False
False
False
Mississippi River -- L&D 13
Just north of Clinton in Clinton Co. On the Illinois side, look for the entrance road to Lock and Dam No. 13 about three miles north of Fulton along Ill. Hwy. 84. Viewing for below the dam will be obvious. It is also very easy to scope above the dam from a second parking area there.
1270
Crawford
False
False
False
Yellow Smoke Park
623
Dallas
False
True
False
Beaver Bottoms Wetland (restricted)
843
Dallas
True
False
False
Beaver Lake
From Dexter, 1.5 miles north on Del Rio Road (east edge of Dexter).
1142
Dallas
False
False
False
Big Bend Area
West of Redfield, Iowa

Go north from Redfield on County Road P46 for ½ mile to the junction with Linden Road. Turn west (left) on Linden Road and proceed west for 2 miles to the junction with Cadet Ct. (This is a “Y” intersection with the left leg of the “Y” being Cadet Ct.). Follow Cadet Ct. the short distance to the parking lot which is at the end of the road on the right.
783
Dallas
True
False
False
Brenton Arboretum
South of Dallas Center on R16 then west on Palo Cir/260th St for 1.3 miles
245
Dallas
False
False
False
Brenton Slough
Just south of Granger in northeast Dallas Co. At the south edge of Granger, take Xavier Rd. about two miles south from Hwy. 141, past 200th St., to the water on both sides of the road. The west side is usually more productive.
844
Dallas
False
False
False
Crellin WLA
Travel west from Minburn on County Road F31 and cross the North Raccoon River. The first intersection west of the river is with Lexington Road. Turn south (left) on Lexington Road and proceed about one mile to the entry sign.
785
Dallas
True
False
False
Dale Maffitt Reservoir (Dallas Co.)
From Highway 5 in southwest Des Moines, take the exit to Maffitt Lake Road and proceed west 1.5 miles to the reservoir and park.
462
Dallas
False
False
False
Glissman Conservation Area
Glissman Conservation Area
32185 Panther Creek Road
Adel, IA

From Adel, go west on County Road F60, about three miles to the junction with Panther Creek Road. Turn south on Panther Creek Road and proceed to a “T” intersection. Turn left at this intersection to stay on Panther Creek Road. After the left turn, the road will go east for about ¼ mile and then it bends back to the right. Watch for the entrance to the area which will be on the west (right) side of the road, just before the road bends to the east.
2047
Dallas
True
False
False
Hanging Rock Park
The park is located in the southwest part of the town of Redfield.
2105
Dallas
False
False
False
Ingersoll Slough
On the west side of Xavier Ave. across from Brenton Slough. This is just to the south and west of Granger. From Highway 141, turn left on Xavier and proceed about 1.5 miles to a bridge that crosses Beaver Creek. Brenton Slough is on the east side and Ingersoll Slough is on the west side.
2106
Dallas
True
False
False
Kuehn Conservation Area
From I-80, take the Earlham exit (Exit 104) and proceed north to I Ave. Stay northbound for just over a mile to a four-way stop intersection. Turn west (left) onto Bear Creek Rd. Follow Bear Creek Rd. for 1/2 mile. The road will turn north, and become Houston Trail. Houston Trail dead-ends at the park.

Coming from County Rd. F60, between Adel and Redfield, turn south on H Ave., about 5 1/2 miles west of Adel (or two miles east of Redfield). Proceed on H Ave. for about four miles to the junction with Bear Creek Rd. Turn east (left) onto Bear Creek Rd. and proceed 1/2 mile to junction with Houston Trail. This is a "T" intersection. Turn north (left) at the "T" and go about 1 3/4 mile to the park.
2202
Dallas
True
False
False
Marsh Farm Wetland (private property)
From highway 44, go north on R30 one mile and turn left (west) on 230th 1/4 mile..  The wetland is on the north side of the road.
1605
Dallas
False
False
False
Middle Raccoon River PWA - Knapp Tract
From Linden (southwest Dallas County), go 1/2 mile east on Highway F51 to Beaumont Avenue, then south 2 miles to parking lot.
1235
Dallas
False
False
False
North Raccoon River WA - Snyder Tract
This area is located about two miles southwest of Minburn. It is reached by going west of Minburn on County Road F31. Just west of the North Raccoon River bridge, a driveway on the south side of County Road F31 leads to a parking area.

The wildlife refuge is found on the west side of Lexington Lane near the south end of the public hunting area.
120
Dallas
False
False
False
Saylorville WLA
From Woodward, in northeast Dallas County, go one mile east on Highway 210, then south on U Avenue 3/4 mile, then east on 130th Court for 2 miles where County road support ends.  The next 2-3 miles follow the Des Moines River to 145th Lane.
1527
Dallas
False
False
False
South Raccoon River Access
From Redfield, in southwest Dallas County, go south on Highway F60 one mile to Delta Circle.  Go west 3/4 mile to the area.
1033
Dallas
True
False
False
Voas Nature Area
From the town of Minburn, take Baker St, to 187th Rd west about 2 miles. The nature area is on the right.
2194
Davis
False
False
False
Eldon WA
From Eldon, take J12 about 1.5 miles SW; turn left onto J15 and follow it SW about 1.25 miles; turn left on Tulip Ave. and drive S about 1.25 miles; turn left on Venus Tr. and drive SE about 1 mile.
1450
Davis
True
False
False
Lake Fisher Park
370
Davis
True
True
False
Lake Wapello SP
From Bloomfield, take Highway 63 north about 5 miles to the intersection with Highway 273. Turn west on 273 and go about 10 miles to Doe Ave and turn north. The park is about 2 miles to the north on this road.
1451
Davis
False
False
False
McGowen RA
Start Point:
850
Decatur
False
False
False
Home Pond
Located on the North West corner of Lamoni, Take North Mulberry off of West Main three blocks. The road circles the treatment plant, there are areas to pull off and park along this circle.
771
Decatur
False
False
False
Lake LaShane
From Lamoni continue on West Main West out of town(turns into co. hwy J-55). Turn North on Elk Chapel road, go 1 mile to 280thst. turn left or West, in about 1/2 mile the road crosses the lake. You can see most of the water from this road. Just on the west side of the bridge is a small unmarked parking area that is not graveled(if wet, park along the road). There is a mowed trail starting at the gate on the South side of the parking area, this takes you around the lake and through the pine trees. DO NOT USE THIS TRAIL DURING HUNTING SEASON. You can also walk North along the lake to the marshy area but there is no trail.
2246
Decatur
False
False
False
Lamoni Bike Trail
The best place to bird is on the West end. from I-35 exit 4, go about 2 miles West. This will take you through Lamoni, as you go West out of town there will be a historical site called Liberty Hall. The trail starts from the parking lot. This trail goes around Home Pond and some smaller farm ponds. To start at the East end, from exit 4 turn South beside the Kum-and-go station on to Spruce. Go two blocks to E. second street, turn right or West to the parking lot. this end of the trail follows an abandoned railroad bed.  
1976
Decatur
False
False
False
Lamoni Sewage Lagoons
I-35 south to exit 4 (Lamoni), then turn right (west).   Go about 3 miles and turn left on S. Smith St.    Go one mile and turn right on gravel road next to golf course.    1/2 mile will be sewer lagoons.
745
Decatur
False
False
False
Little River RA
Exit 12 from I-35.  Go east on Highway 2 - towards Leon.  About 3.25 miles or so, Lakeview Road will be on the left.   Lakeview Road takes you along the West side of the lake. There is only one good spot to view the water from this side, and that is at the West end of the dam.   The next left, Little River Lake Road, actually goes around to several spots closer to the water, with restrooms, parking and lake access. Taking this road north, the road does a hard right turning into NW 18th st.  Follow this for a mile or so and then turn left on 235 th Ave  to go the camping and swimming area.
144
Decatur
True
True
False
Nine Eagles SP
From Lamoni, take Highway 69 east about 4 miles until you get to Dale Miller Road. Turn south and go about 5 miles.
770
Decatur
True
False
False
Slip Bluff County Park
From Interstate 35 take the Lamoni exit and go west to the first turn back north (163rd Ave). Go north to a T-intersection with 160th st. Turn right (east) crossing the Interstate. Once you are across the highway, watch for the first turn back north which will be Slip Bluff Rd. This takes you into the park.
94
Delaware
True
True
False
Backbone State Park
The address is 1282 120th Street, Strawberry Point.  The park has more than one entrance, but directions to the main entrance are as follows.  From Strawberry Point go South on HWY 3 for 2 miles.  Turn right onto W69 (Forestville Rd) and go 4 miles.  This becomes 140th Ave.  Turn right onto 129th Street and this will take you into the park.  From Manchester go North on IA-13 for 6miles.  Turn left onto C 64 (150th St) and go 3miles.  Turn right onto Firefly Rd and go 1 mile.  Turn left onto 129th St and this will take you into the park.
830
Delaware
False
False
True
Bailey's Ford Park
This park is located 3 miles Southeast of Manchester.  The address is 2379 Jefferson Road, Manchester.  From Manchester, take East Main Street East 0.5miles to X21 (also known as Bailey Dr).  Turn right onto X21 for 1 mile.  Then follow it to the South and it becomes Jefferson Road.  Go 3 miles and Bailey's Ford Park is on your right.  The signs to the park are clear.
1110
Delaware
False
False
False
Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area
From Ryan go south on HWY 13 2.5 miles.  Turn right and go 4 miles West on 325th St.  to 120th St.  You will see a poorly maintained parking lot and this gives access to the East side.  For access to the West Unit, just North of the intersection of County Rd W63 and 325th St there is a signed but poorly visible entrance to the parking lot on the East side of the highway.
1298
Delaware
False
False
False
Fountain Springs NRA
This park is also known as Holbert Park.  It is located 2.5 miles Northeast of Greeley.  The address is 2511 Oak Road, Greeley.   From Greeley, take North Front Street North.  There is a slight bend to the East and Front Street becomes Nature Road.  Drive 1 mile and turn right onto Oak Road.  You will arrive at the park in about 1.5 miles.
1145
Delaware
False
False
False
Silver Lake
This park is located at the SE corner of the town of Delhi.  From the middle of Delhi, go to Hwy 38.  Turn South on Lake Street and this will take you into the park.
1305
Delaware
False
False
True
Turtle Creek Park
The address is 2124 267th Street,  Manchester.  From Manchester, take X21 (Jefferson Rd) Southeast 7 miles.    Turn left onto 267th St and go 1.6 miles.  The park is on your right.
652
Des Moines
False
True
False
Blackhawk Bottoms WMA
Take Mason Road in Burlington to the east left around the north end of the airport.  This is the last stoplight on HWY 61 at the south end of Burlington, just past Culvers and Buffalo Wild Wings if you are coming from the north  the first stop light if you are coming from the south  Follow this around the airport to Summer St.  the next light, and turn south right.  Follow Summer St. south a few miles  until you see a sign for Cessford Quarry  turn east left there and follow it over the RR tracks, looking for the parking lot designated Blackhawk Bottoms.  Follow the waking path into the field where you will encounter plenty of water.
2107
Des Moines
False
False
False
Casey Barrow Landing
North of Burlington in Des Moines Co. FROM THE SOUTH: Just north of the 9-mile marker on Hwy. 99, or 1.5 miles north of Stony Hollow Rd./155th St., take 170th St. east. Proceed two miles to 40th Ave., then one mile north on 40th to 180th St., and finally two miles east on 180th to the landing. FROM THE NORTH: 170th St. is 3.5 miles south of Kingston along Hwy. 99, then as above.
917
Des Moines
False
False
False
Geode State Park
From Mt. Pleasant: Take US Highway 218 south to county road J20. Take J20 eastbound, and the road goes through the park.
2109
Des Moines
False
False
False
Huron Bottoms
This area is at the intersection of County Rd 99 and Pumping Station Rd.
2110
Des Moines
False
False
False
Mississippi River Pool No. 19, "Colusa elevator"
In eastern Lee County. Three miles either north of Ft. Madison or south of Wever, take J-50/190th St. east from U.S. 61 for 4.5 miles to X-50/Green Bay Rd. Proceed south (right) on Green Bay Rd. a little more than two miles, just past the grain elevator, and look for open water. Note that the road ends as a private drive. Shortly before the elevator also see Green Bay Access.
31
Dickinson
True
True
True
Big Spirit Lake
Immediately north of the City of Spirit Lake, in northern Dickinson County.  Accessible from all sides by paved roads, state parks, wildlife areas and boat launch sites.
2113
Dickinson
False
False
False
Buffalo Run
Nn the west shore of Spirit Lake in northern Dickinson Co. This point is about three miles north on Hwy. 276 from the south end of the lake, or 1.5 miles south on 276 from Jackson Co. Rd. 2 (Minn.), and adjacent to East Hottes Lake.
337
Dickinson
True
True
False
Cayler Prairie State Preserve
In northwestern Dickinson Co. Take IA Hwy 9 west 3.5 miles from intersection with IA Hwy 86, then turn south on 170th Ave. and go 2 mi. south on gravel road to parking lot on west side of preserve.  OR, from the west side of West Okoboji Lake, take A-22 west from Hwy. 86, 3.5 miles to 170th Ave. Go north on 170th a little more than 1.5 miles to the parking area on the right, after 180th St. (both streets and avenues are numbered in Dickinson).

A .pdf map of Cayler Prairie is found at:

http://www.state.ia.us/government/dnr/organiza/fwb/wildlife/maps/cayler~1.pdf
1352
Dickinson
True
False
False
Christopherson Slough
From the town of Estherville, take Highway 9 west to the town of Superior. In Superior, turn north on 1st St. 1st St heads out of town and turns to the right briefly before becoming 330th Ave northbound. Take 330th Ave north to the slough.
438
Dickinson
True
False
False
Diamond Lake WMA
Diamond Lake is located just below the Minnesota border, west of Spirit Lake.  From City of Spirit Lake, take IA Hwy 9 west to intersection with IA Hwy 86.  Take hwy 86 north 3.5 miles to Diamond Lake public entrance road on west side of highway.  OR, from Milford take US Hwy 71 north one mile, then take  highway 86 west  and proceed around west side West Okoboji.  Continue north from intersection with Hwy 9 until reaching Diamond Lake entrance.
1952
Dickinson
True
False
True
Dickinson County Nature Center
From US Hwy 71, between cities of Okoboji and Spirit Lake, take paved 170th Street 1/2 mile west to nature center entrance on south side of road.
338
Dickinson
True
True
False
Dugout Creek Wildlife Area
Just south of Lake Park (city) in northwest Dickinson Co., immediately south of Hwy. 9 along M-27, on the east side. for best site access and viewing, take 140th Ave. south from IA Hwy 9, 1 mile east of Lake Park turnoff on M27.  Travel 1 mile south on gravel to see marsh in Dugout Creek valley, then continue 1/2 mile to parking area along road which bisects the wetland.
32
Dickinson
False
False
False
E. Okoboji Lake
From the town of Estherville: Take state Highway 9 west to the town of Superior. Continue west through Superior, and Highway 9 and US 71 merge. Take 9/71 into the town of Spirit Lake. To view the north end of the lake, turn north at the intersection of 71/9 and Hill Ave. Continue north on Hill Ave. until it turns into Orleans Pkwy. Continue north until you hit a T-intersection with South Lake Shore Dr. (M-49) Take a right at the T-intersection until you reach the intersection with M-56. Take a right on M-56, and you can view much of the north end of the lake from this road.

442
Dickinson
True
False
False
Freda Haffner Kettlehole State Preserve
If you are in Spirit Lake, go west to the Vick's Corner intersection of Hwys. 9 and 86.  Turn south on Hwy 86.  Watch for the Oh Shucks bait store. Directly across is the gravel road 210th st.  Turn right on the gravel road, travelling 2 mi. west toward the Kettle Hole
35
Dickinson
True
False
False
Grovers Lake (Iowa)
At the Minnesota border in northern Dickinson Co. Near the north end of West Okoboji Lake, take Hwy. 86 north from Hwy. 9 five miles to 100th St., at the Minnesota border. Turn right (east) on 100th and follow this as it soon curves south and becomes 215th Ave. The boat ramp and parking area for the lake are about half a mile south on the east side. Also, continue following gravel road south and east until reaching another parking lot, for walk-in access to the enire area.
1873
Dickinson
True
False
False
Hales Slough WMA
From Iowa Highway 9, on the east side of the bridge over East Okoboji Lake, take Co. Highway M-56 winding north about 4 miles to the Hales Slough entrance road sign.  Turn west and follow entrance road to parking area between lake and marsh.  Also, continue about 1/4 mi. north on M-56 to a roadside parking area along the restored grasslands.
1092
Dickinson
True
False
True
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory
From the interrsection with U.S. 71 just north of Milford, turn west on IA Highway 86, following it about 5 miles west and north until arriving at Lakeside Lab along the east side of the highway, OR take IA highway 86 south from its intersection with IA High 9 near the NW corner of West Okoboji Lake.
34
Dickinson
True
True
False
Kettleson Hogsback WMA
While there are many accesses to this sprawling complex, best access is via the main entrance road to the area and wildlife unit headquarters.  From IA Highway 9, take the main street of downtown Spirit Lake (Hill Ave.) and follow it north around the NE side of East Okoboji Lake to the T-intersection on the south shore of Big Spirit Lake.  Then turn left and follow Co. Hwy. M-49 around the SW side of Big Spirit Lake about 2.5 mi. until reaching 125th Street (across from Marble Beach State Park.  Turn west on 125th and go about 1 mi. until reach Kettleson Hogsback entrance sign and road on north side.  Follow entrance road into wildlife area headquarters and multiple parking areas.
2119
Dickinson
False
False
False
Krummen Tract, Spring Run Wetland Complex
From north end of downtown Milford, take A-34 (a.k.a. 220th St.) east two miles from U.S. 71, to 240th Ave. Turn north on 240th and continue 1 1/2 mi. north.  Tract is on west side of road.
2120
Dickinson
False
False
False
Lair Tract, Spring Run Wetland Complex
Northeast of Milford in northeast Dickinson Co. Out of Milford, take A-34 five miles east from U.S. 71 to 270th Ave. Proceed north on 270th two miles to 200th St., and continue north 3/4 mile to the parking area on the west side, at the only deciduous woodlot.
1936
Dickinson
True
False
True
Marble Beach SP
From downtown Spirit Lake, follow the main street north, winding around the NW side of East Okoboji Lake.  Turn west on Co. Highway M-49 at the T-intersection on south shore of Big Spirit Lake.  Continue west and north to the entrance of Marble Beach RA on the east side of M-49.
2121
Dickinson
False
False
False
Martha Yarns Memorial Beach
On the east side of Spirit Lake in northern Dickinson Co. Take Hwy. 327 about four miles north from Orleans to 110th St. A few hundred yards further, on the left, is Martha Yarns Dr., and a sign for the beach.  Property above ordinary high water mark is all privately owned.  Birders should stay on the roadwhile viewing birds on the lake and not try crossing private properties to reach the beach.
391
Dickinson
False
True
False
McBreen Marsh
From the intersection of Iowa Highways 9 and 86, travel 3 mi. north on 86, then turn east on 120th street.  Go 3/4 mi to parking lot on north side of road.
750
Dickinson
True
True
False
Mini-Wakan SP
Follow Co. Hwy. M-49 north along the west side of Big Spirit Lake.  On reaching the Minnesota state line, turn east on paved road (100th St).  Continue across "the Grade" and look for state park entrance sign on S side of road immediately after crossing.
277
Dickinson
True
True
False
Sandbar Slough
From the DNR Fish Hatchery on the South shore of Big Spirit Lake, go east to junction with Co. Hwy. M-56, then turn north and travel about 3 miles to the slough on the east side of the highway.
2122
Dickinson
False
False
True
Smith’s Bay
The eastern lobe of West Okoboji Lake in northern Dickinson Co. One viewing point is near the U.S. 71 bridge at the north edge of the city of Arnolds Park.
2123
Dickinson
False
False
False
Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery
- at the east end of the isthmus (Hwy. 327), which is just north of the town of Spirit Lake, between East Okoboji Lake and Spirit Lake in northern Dickinson Co.
1930
Dickinson
True
False
False
Spirit Lake--The Grade (Iowa)
"The grade" - at the western end of the north shore of Spirit Lake in northern Dickinson Co. Just east of Hwy. 276 along Jackson Co. Rd. 2 (Minn.), check the small bay and the rock jetty.
36
Dickinson
True
True
False
Spring Run Wetland Complex
Northeast of Milford in northeast Dickinson Co. (See also separate listings for Bartley Tract, Krummen Tract, Prairie Lake, Reiter-Lair W.A., and Wolthius Tract, all sub-portions of Spring Run, elsewhere on this website).  The original core area of 950 acres is most easily reached as follows: from main downtown intersection with Hill Ave. in City of Spirit Lake, take IA Hwy 9 & US 71 east about 4 miles to reach 280th Ave.  Turn south on 280th and travel 3 miles to reach the NE corner of the historic core area.
2125
Dickinson
False
False
False
Stony Lake
On the west side of Dickinson Co. From Hwy. 9 just south of Lake Park, take  M-27/130th four miles south to 190th. Take 190th right (west) two miles to 110th Ave. and the lake is in the vicinity southeast of this intersection.
2126
Dickinson
False
False
False
Stover Tract, Spring Run Wetland Complex
Northeast of Milford in northeast Dickinson Co. Out of Milford, take A-34 east four miles to M-56/260th Ave. Proceed north on M-56 three miles to 190th St., and continue north 1/4 mile to the parking area on the west side of the road.
479
Dickinson
True
True
False
Trickle Slough WMA
From the intersection with Hwy (9 & 71 about 1.5 miles east of downtown Spirit Lake, turn north on Co. Highway M-56.  Follow this as it winds north approximatly 5 1/2 mi. until reaching a curve west on the IA/MN state line.  Continue 1/8 mi. west; Trickle Slough is on south side of road.
33
Dickinson
False
False
True
W. Okoboji Lake
From the town of Estherville: Take state Highway 9 west to the town of Superior. Then take US Highway 71 westbound. Stay on 71 until you get to the town of Spirit Lake. Once in town, turn south on 71, and continue to the town of Arnold's Park. Go through Arnold's Park, and past the Emerald Hills Golf club. You will soon see Okoboji Blvd. to your right. Take a right on Okoboji Blvd. and that will take you along the entire south end of the lake.
275
Dickinson
True
True
False
Welch Lake WMA
Take IA Hwy 86 north from junction with Hwy 9, near NW corner of West Okoboji Lake.  State and fedearl lands that comprise this approximately 1,100-acre complex are immediately adjacent on east side of 86.  Continue north 2 miles, and most lands on both sides of highway are all part of the complex.
2127
Dickinson
False
False
False
Wolthius Tract, South, Spring Run Wetland Complex
Northeast of Milford in northeast Dickinson Co. Out of Milford, take A-34 east three miles from U.S. 71, to 250th Ave. Proceed north on 250th two miles to a sharp left turn, 202nd St. The tract is on the south side along 202nd, just after the turn, past the Krummen Tract parking area.
1968
Dubuque
True
False
False
16th St Retention Basin
Kerper Blvd. exit, Hwy 151.  Turn west onto 16th St and park in the Kwik Stop lot.
1242
Dubuque
True
False
False
Deere Dike
Take Central Ave (SR 3) north through Dubuque.  Turn right on E. 32nd Street, which becomes Peru Road.  Follow Peru Road for 2.2 miles until it junctions with Riverside Road.  Take Riverside Road around the John Deere plant and start birding.  Once you cross the railroad tracks, there is a gravel parking lot 0.3 miles on the right.  From here, gravel paths take you around the impoundment or to a vantage point where you can scan the river.
1943
Dubuque
True
False
False
Dubuque Arboretum
593
Dubuque
True
False
False
Eagle Point Park
1953
Dubuque
True
False
False
FDR Park
The site lies southwest of the city of Dubuque.  From US Hwy 20 at Center Grove, take Cedar Cross Road south for 1.4 miles, then turn right (west) on North Cascade Rd.  Follow North Cascade Rd. for another 1.4 miles until you see the Storybook Zoo on the right.  Do not enter the parking lot of the Storybook Zoo; rather, follow the gravel road counterclockwise around the perimeter of the property until you come to a small parking area and gate.  Park here and follow the road beyond the gate to access the many trails in this park.
1104
Dubuque
True
False
False
Heritage trail
2217
Dubuque
True
False
False
Linwood Cemetery
Take E. 22nd St. and turn left on Windsor Avenue; after a half mile, the cemetery is on the right.  This is a private cemetery, so park along Windsor Ave. and walk in.  
890
Dubuque
True
True
False
Lower Swiss Valley Park
468
Dubuque
True
True
False
Mines of Spain SRA
Directions to the interpretive center, where you can pick up a map of the park:  From city center, take US Hwy 52/60/151 south to Key West.  Turn left on US 52 south (toward Bellevue), then immediately take the next left on to Bellevue Heights Rd.  Follow this road appx. 0.5 miles to the parking lot of the interpretive center (on the left).
380
Dubuque
True
True
False
Mississippi River Lock & Dam 11
From Hwy 151, take the Kerper Blvd. exit and follow Kerper Blvd. north to its end and turn right either on Hawthorne St. or Lincoln Ave, which will connect you with Volunteer Dr.  This road runs north and south along the river and provides opportunities to park along the way to scan the river.  
1103
Dubuque
True
False
False
Mud Lake
Take Central Avenue north out of Dubuque, where it becomes Highway 52/3.  Bear right onto C9Y at the village of Sageville and turn right onto Mud Lake Road just after you pass Sageville Elemetary School on the right.  Follow Mud Lake Road to its end (about 3.6 miles) and the entrance to the park.  
799
Dubuque
True
True
False
Swiss Valley Nature Preserve
From city center, take US Route 20 (Dodge Street) west out of town.  From the junction with the Northwest Arterial (Highway 32), follow Route 20 west for 4.3 miles and turn left onto Swiss Valley Road.  Follow Swiss Valley Road for 2.3 miles and then make a sharp right turn into the entrance to the park.  There is an interpretive center here with trail maps and exhibits.  Numerous trails lead you through upland forest and prairie habitats.
95
Dubuque
True
True
False
White Pine Hollow SP
Take Highway 52/3 north out of Dubuque and proceed about 26 miles to the village of Luxemburg.  At Luxemburg, turn right (north) onto Highway 52, proceed 1.5 miles and turn left onto Lake Road.  Follow Lake Road for 1.2 miles to a small parking area on the left.  Park here and hike the path through the preserve.  Alternate access: At Luxemburg, continue west on Highway 3 for 2 miles and turn right onto White Pine Lane.  Follow this road to its end and a small parking area.  Trail access is limited here.
535
Emmet
True
True
False
High Lake WMA
273
Emmet
False
False
False
Twelve Mile Lake
In the southwest corner of Emmet Co. Two miles south of Wallingford along Hwy. 4, take 250th St. west 4.5 miles to the lake.
628
Emmet
False
False
False
W Swan Lake
North access: From Estherville, east on highway 9 about 8 miles to 470th Ave, then south 2 miles to 190th St, east again very briefly to the first gravel south into the lake.

South access: From Estherville, south on highway 4 about 2 1/2 miles to 200th St, then east 2 miles to the "T".  Continue south about 1+ miles to A33, then straight east 2 - 3 miles to the gravel north into the lake.
1082
Fayette
True
False
False
Echo Valley State Park
From West Union head SE on Echo Valley Rd ~2 miles.
69
Fayette
False
True
False
Volga River RA
999
Floyd
False
False
False
Cedar River in Charles City
530
Floyd
True
True
False
Floyd Co. Fossil & Prairie Center
1 mile west of Rockford on B47 (215th Street).
642
Floyd
False
False
False
Idlewild County Park
West side (county): From Floyd, take Quarry Road north 2 miles. East side (state): From Floyd, take U.S. 218 north 3 miles to 130th Street, then west 1 mile to Idlewild.
529
Floyd
False
False
False
Mather's Woods
Southeast side of Nora Springs. Access is off Cameo.
228
Floyd
False
False
False
Restoration Marsh
On the west side of Quail, at 115th Street.
2255
Floyd
False
False
False
Tosanak Recreation Area
Go 1.5 miles NW of Marble Rock on  T26/ Glass Rd. Take a left to stay on Glass Rd and go about .1 mile to 2543 Glass Rd./ Glass Place
1481
Floyd
False
False
False
Wentlands Woods
Go North of the town of Floyd on Hwy. 218 for about a half mile.  Turn right, east, on County Road T64 and go 1.1 miles.  Turn left, north, on Quail Ave.  The park will be on your right in less than a half mile.
1344
Franklin
True
False
False
Beeds Lake SP
Start Point:  Intersection of IA 3 and US 65 in Hampton.  Head EAST 2 miles on IA 3 to Nettle Ave.  Turn right (NORTH) and proceed 1.8 miles to park entrance.
1544
Franklin
False
False
False
Buffalo Basins WMA
Start Point:  South edge of Meservy on CR S14.   Proceed SOUTH on S14 for 3 miles.  The marsh will be on your left (EAST) and there should be a parking area--though poorly marked.
720
Franklin
False
False
False
Coulter Marsh
Start Point:  Intersection of I-35 and IA 3.  Go 2 miles WEST to Dogwood Ave.  Turn left (SOUTH) and proceed 2.2 miles.  The area is on your left (EAST) and extended east and north. There is parking along the gravel road.
2233
Franklin
False
False
False
Geneva Gravel Pit
From Geneva go NORTH on CR S56 for about 1.5 miles.  Turn left (WEST) on 120th Street.  Proceed 1/2 mile to gravel pit on the NORTH side of the road.
1005
Franklin
True
False
False
Hampton Cemetery
The cemetery at Hampton is to the north on Highway 65 about a block
south of the Casey's on the northern end of Hampton.  It is located east
of the highway and is an old established cemetery with lots of very old
pines.   Parking is available along the cemetery roads.
878
Franklin
False
False
False
Interstate Lake
Start point:  Intersection of I-35 and IA 3.  Proceed WEST on IA 3 1 miles.  At Eagle Ave turn left (SOUTH) and proceed 1 mile.  Interstate Lake will be on your left.
636
Franklin
True
False
False
Maynes Grove
Start point:  Intersection of IA 3 and US 65.  Head straight SOUTH on US 65 for 4.5 miles.  Park entrance will be on you right (WEST) side.
2234
Franklin
False
False
False
Prairie Bridges City Park
Start Point:  Intersection of CR S56 and IA 57 on the north side of town.  Proceed .2 mile NORTH to the FIRST entrance to the park (campground area).  Lots of trees.  The SECOND is .3 miles further NORTH and again the entrance is on you your left (WEST) side.  This part of the park is outstanding with numerous ponds, trees, and open areas.
1315
Franklin
True
False
False
WKW County Park
Start Point:  Intersection of IA 3 and US 65 in Hampton.  Head NORTH 2.3 miles on US 65 to C31/170th Street.  Turn right (EAST) and proceed 1 mile to Quail Ave.  Turn right (SOUTH) and proceed .1 miles on Quail Ave.  Park will be on your left (EAST).
2128
Fremont
False
False
False
Chuck-will's-widows near Waubonsie S.P.
A traditional spot for CWWi. At the northwest edge of Waubonsie S.P. in southwest Fremont Co. is the intersection of Hwy. 2 and L-44/Bluff Rd. Proceed north on L-44 slightly over one mile to 270th Ave. on your right. Take 270th, and after about 1/4 mile it bends strongly left. You will see a conspicuous, large new house up on a hillside overlooking a sloping field alongside the road. Park along here at dusk and listen.
2129
Fremont
False
False
False
Copeland Bend WMA
take 200th Street west from I-29 to 175th Avenue.  Turn south on 175th Ave. to 210th Street and turn west.  Take 210th St. west until you reach the levee.  Drive over the levee and there is a parking area (in poor condition).
288
Fremont
True
True
False
Forney Lake WMA
In the northwest corner of Fremont Co., take the Tabor exit (J-10) going east off of I-29. Almost immediatley turn south on Western Ave., just under three miles to 135th St. going east. 135th runs close along the south shore of Forney Lake, and the water is easily scoped. If you continue east, the first crossroad at the end of the lake is L-44/Bluff Rd. Turning north, there are two parking areas along L-44 at the east end of the wetland.
2275
Fremont
False
False
False
Frazer's  Bend
From Highway I-29, exit at Highway 2 and go east 1 mile to 225th Avenue.  Go south and southeast on 225th Avenue, crossing over I-29 about 4 miles to 290th Street.  Go west on 290th Street 1/2 mile to Frazer's Bend.
1274
Fremont
False
False
False
Green Hollow WMA
To get to Green Hollow WA go east out of Thurman, turn north at Plum Creek Road (J18) go maybe a mile and turn north on Cemetery Road. the road will turn west and then back to the north , this is where you should start to listen for the Chucks. Green hollow is on the west side of the road about one mile down the road.  
962
Fremont
True
False
False
Manti Park
142
Fremont
True
True
False
Riverton WMA
From Shennandoah, take westbound Highway 2 to county road L-68 and turn south. This will take you to the east end of the WMA. Stay on L-68, and drive through the town of Riverton. In Riverton, turn west on County Road J-46. Just west of town is the south end of the WMA.
1928
Fremont
True
False
False
Riverton WMA--North Unit
From Shennandoah, take westbound Highway 2 to county road L-68 and turn south. This will take you to the east end of the WMA. Stay on L-68, and drive through the town of Riverton. In Riverton, turn west on County Road J-46. Just west of town is the south end of the WMA.
1929
Fremont
True
False
False
Riverton WMA--South Unit
From Shennandoah, take westbound Highway 2 to county road L-68 and turn south. This will take you to the east end of the WMA. Stay on L-68, and drive through the town of Riverton. In Riverton, turn west on County Road J-46. Just west of town is the south end of the WMA.
621
Fremont
False
False
False
Secret Lake
In southwestern Fremont Co. Take Hwy. 2 east from I-29 for 2.5 miles to 240th Ave., a dirt road. Proceed north on 240th two miles to Secret Lake. There's no approach to the lake not involving dirt roads.
2130
Fremont
False
False
False
Sheldon Basin
In western Fremont Co. Take the Percival/J-26 exit off I-29, and go east on J-26 (200th St.) for 2.5 miles to 220th Ave., a dirt road. The Sheldon Basin area is about one mile south on 220th, near 210th St. To avoid the dirt road, off I-29 instead go south through Percival two miles, along 195th Ave., to 220th St. Go east on 220th St. a little more than two miles to 220th Ave., and then north one mile.
1590
Fremont
True
False
False
Waubonsie Access WMA
From the town of Riverton, take Highway 2 west about 10 miles.
141
Fremont
True
True
False
Waubonsie SP
2263
Greene
False
False
False
Adkins Bridge Access
From Jefferson, south on Highway 4 five miles to Highway E57.  Then east five miles to S Avenue.  Then south 1/4 mile to parking lot.
100
Greene
True
True
False
Dunbar Slough WMA
In western Greene Co. From U.S. 30, take Hwy. 25 three miles south through Scranton to E-53/250th St. Take E-53 west three miles to the slough.  Additional area access available by continuing west on Highway E53 to Highway N58, then south two miles to 270th Street, then east one mile, then north on B Avenue.  Also, south on B Avenue two miles to Highway E57.
822
Greene
True
True
False
Goose Lake WMA
From the town of Jefferson, take Highway 4 north out of town about 6 miles until you reach the intersection with 170th St. Turn west on 170th and the lake is about a mile.
101
Greene
True
True
False
Snake Creek Marsh WMA
From Rippey, go north on Highway P46 1, 2, and 3 miles.  Roads going east traverse the area.
2267
Greene
False
False
True
Spring Lake Park
From Jefferson, go east on Highway 30 four miles to Highway P33, then 2.5 miles north to 195th street, then 1/2 mile to entrance.
882
Greene
False
False
False
Squirrel Hollow Park
From Jefferson, go 3 miles east on Highwayh E53, then four miles south on Highway P30, and one mile south on Redwood Avenue.
1423
Grundy
True
False
False
Grundy County Lake
1618
Grundy
False
False
False
Wolf Creek Co. Park
To find Wolf Creek Recreational Area from Hwy 20 follow 14 south through Grundy Center.  Two miles west of Grundy Center turn left (south) onto T29 (K Ave) to Beaman.  At the north edge of Beaman turn left onto 330th Street, go two miles on gravel and turn right onto M Ave.  Wolf Creek is 1/2 mile south on the right side.
118
Guthrie
True
True
False
Bays Branch WMA
About 3 miles northeast of Panora. From Panora. Take Highway 4 north to 200th St. Turn east and go about 2 miles to the lake.
825
Guthrie
False
True
False
Elk Grove WMA
In northwest Guthrie Co. Northwest of Guthrie Center, follow F-32, seen on the Iowa highway map, six miles west from N-70 to Dogwood Ave. There is a parking area just north at Dogwood's first bend right, and also farther along Dogwood, about a mile north of its bend left. Finally, continue north on Dogwood to 165th St., and turn west 1.5 miles to a parking spot with a lane leading into the area.
119
Guthrie
True
False
False
Lakin Slough WMA
In northeast Guthrie Co. From Hwy. 4 just west outside of Yale, take F-25/160th St. two miles east to the slough. The entrance is on the north side of the road, and easy to miss. A trail leads off from the parking area. NORTH SIDE: Along 150th, just west of P-30/Wood Rd. (the next road east from the above entrance), a lane leads into a boat launch with viewing of a large slough. A smaller lobe of water is viewable by parking along 150th just before the lane above, and climbing up the short embankment (there can be shallow water in the ditch along the road, requiring knee boots).
2257
Guthrie
False
False
False
Lenon Mill Wildlife Area
One mile south of Panora, Iowa on Highway P28.
152
Guthrie
False
False
False
Long Pond
In northeast Guthrie County. From its intersection with 1st Ave./Hwy. 144, at the south edge of Perry, take Hwy. 141 ten miles west to P-30/Wood Ave. Take P-30 south two miles to 140th St. and turn left (east) one half mile to the marsh.
2262
Guthrie
False
False
False
Marlowe Ray Wildlife Area
Take Highway P28 south of Panora to 268th Street, then east to Winding Trail to its end.
686
Guthrie
True
False
False
McCord Pond WMA
From Bayard, 3 miles west on Highway 141, the south 1 mile on Highway F20 (Hickory Avenue).
2256
Guthrie
False
False
False
Nations Bridge Park
From Stuart, Iowa, north on Highway P28 4.5 miles.  Area is on both east and west side of highway.
699
Guthrie
False
False
False
Sheeder Prairie
From Guthrie Center, west three miles on Highway 44, then north one mile on Highway N70 to 220th Street.  Then west 3/4 mile to site on the north.
168
Guthrie
True
True
True
Springbrook State Park
From Guthrie Center, go north on Highway 25 6.25 miles to 160th Street.  Then east 1.2 miles to entrance for the park.  Continue on 160th Street one mile east to entrance to Springbrook Conservation Education Center facilities.
2131
Guthrie
False
False
False
Sutcliff Woodland
From Interstate 80 West, take Exit 76 at Adair and go north on Highway N54 about ten miles to Frost Lane.  Turn right onto Frost Lane and go about one mile to 240th Streen, then east to entrance..
620
Guthrie
True
True
False
Whiterock Nature Conservancy
303
Hamilton
False
False
False
Anderson Lake
On the east side of Jewell in southeast Hamilton Co. A private lake with viewing to the west from along Saratoga Ave. north of Hwy. 175.
1220
Hamilton
True
False
False
Beemer's Pond
736
Hamilton
True
True
False
Bjorkboda Marsh WMA
In southwestern Hamilton Co., at the Boone Co. border, one mile west of Hwy. 17, although there is no road directly west to the marsh from 17. FROM THE SOUTH in Boone Co., take Hwy. 17 north two miles past E-18/130th St. to 110th St. Proceed west one mile on 110th to S Ave., and then one mile north to the marsh. FROM THE NORTH in Hamilton Co., take Hwy. 17 south four miles out of Stanhope to 390th St. Proceed one mile west on 390th to Inkpaduta Rd., and then one mile south to the marsh.
1309
Hamilton
True
False
False
Boone Forks WMA
859
Hamilton
False
False
False
Goose Lake
2132
Hamilton
False
False
False
Graceland Cemetary
In southern Webster City: Take Highway 17 to Ohio St., and turn west. The cemetary is on the south side of the road. The address is 1000 Ohio St.
90
Hamilton
True
False
False
Little Wall Lake
- in southern Hamilton Co. The lake is two miles south of Jewell along U.S. 69.
437
Hancock
True
False
False
Crystal Hills WMA
Just east of the city of Crystal Lake.
63
Hancock
False
False
False
Crystal Lake
On the north side of the city of Crystal Lake.
62
Hancock
True
True
False
Eagle Lake WMA
Between Britt and Garner, turn north off U.S. 18 onto Lake. Access is about 1 mile north.
410
Hancock
False
True
False
East Twin Lake
Four miles west of U.S. 69 at Goodell, three miles east of Kanawha.
504
Hancock
False
False
False
Forest City Settling Pond
On the southwest edge of Forest City. Take Quail Avenue south off B14.
406
Hancock
True
True
False
Pilot Knob SP
From Interstate 35, take the Highway 9 exit (Manly/Forest City) and turn west. Take highway 9 to 210th Ave. and turn south. There are signs to guide you.
950
Hancock
False
False
False
Ventura Marsh WMA (Hancock Co.)
East end is in Cerro Gordo County in the town of Ventura. West end is in Hancock County - take 250th Street from Ventura west about 1.5 miles to the parking area.
1345
Hardin
True
False
False
Calkins Nature Area and Interpretative Center
1359
Hardin
True
False
False
Cross Ford Park
888
Hardin
True
False
False
Eagle City Park
889
Hardin
True
False
False
Hardin Co. Conservation Board Headquarters Segment
2133
Hardin
False
False
False
Meier Wildlife Refuge
- in Hardin Co. Meier W.R. is about one mile west of Hubbard along Hwy. 175, right along the south side of the road.
91
Hardin
True
True
False
Pine Lake SP
In eastern Hardin Co. Go east on Hwy. 175 one mile from its intersection with Hwy. 215 in Eldora, to S-56. The southwest end of the Lower Lake is 1/4 mile north on S-56. Turning right here, a boat launch is a short distance; continuing northward instead leads to a beach area at the northwest corner of the lake. Upper lake: Continue north on this road from the beach area a little more than half a mile, to a campground and other accesses at the south end of the long, narrow Upper Lake.
1520
Hardin
True
False
False
Sac and Fox Overlook
762
Hardin
True
True
False
Steamboat Rock Tower Park
117
Harrison
True
True
False
DeSoto NWR (IA)
Just west of the town of Missouri Valley on the Missouri River. From I-680, turn north on I-29 and within a mile will be the Desoto Ave exit. Take this exit and turn west to the refuge.
1921
Harrison
True
False
False
DeSoto NWR--South Gate Area
1922
Harrison
True
False
False
DeSoto NWR--Visitors Center
1624
Harrison
True
False
False
Murray Hill Scenic Overlook
Starting Point:  I-29 Exit 95.  Proceed 1.7 miles NE on Vine St/Easton Trail to Main St.  Turn left onto Main (aka F20/Easton Trail).   Continue 2.5 miles on F20/Easton.  MAKE SURE to stay right onto F20/Easton Trail when it separates from Larpenteur Ave.
139
Henry
True
True
False
Geode State Park
48
Howard
True
True
False
Hayden Prairie State Preserve
2206
Howard
False
False
False
Heart Pond WA
Southwest of city of Elma. Access is off B17 on the west edge of town.
1014
Howard
False
False
False
Lake Hendricks
Less than 1 mile north of Riceville, on the Howard County side of Addison Avenue (T68).
353
Howard
False
True
False
Lylah's Marsh
Northwest of city of Elma. Access is off 170th Street, 1 mile west of V18.
2207
Howard
False
False
False
Mullen WA
SE corner of Hiway 9 and V46.
1566
Humboldt
False
False
False
Banwart Prairie
Traveling on 169 turn west on C26.  Continue on C26 for 8 miles, and turn North at Delaware Ave.  Continue on Delaware Ave for 6 miles and then turn West onto C20 at the stop sign.  Proceed west for a quarter mile.  There will be a sign and you will see the pond.  You can pull into a little culvert but should not proceed beyond fence (road is mostly mud…and you will get stuck especially in Spring).  Otherwise you can drive by slowly and check out the fenceline, the pond or the back fencerow/hedge for any interesting movement.  
2272
Humboldt
False
False
False
Bicknell Park
Coming on Interstate 169 turn East at the stop light onto Wildcat Rd.  One block east on Wildcat road you will come to a stop sign where you will turn North onto Sumner Ave. Follow Sumner Ave over the bridge and when you get to the intersection immediately East of the bridge turn north onto N 9th Street.  Parking lot is immediately after the turn.  
1642
Humboldt
False
False
False
Bradgate Management Area
Traveling from 169 turn west onto C29 follow this through the town of Rutland continue on road after blacktop becomes gravel (converts from C29 to 200th street).  Continue on 200th St until you reach intersection/merge with Florida Street.  Take the south spur winding around and going over the bridge across the W. Des Moines River.  Continue on this gravel road until you reach Elm Ave, at stop sign you turn north and follow the road (it merges into 190th St) for 1.5 miles.  You will see a long driveway that goes north from the road, take it until you come to a small parking area.  
1593
Humboldt
False
False
False
Frank A. Gotch S.P.
From Interstate 169 turn E on 270th street/C49.  Drive on 270th St/C49 for half a mile and turn north onto Gotch Park Road.  Continue north for ~3/4ths of a mile, park entrance is immediately north of the river crossing on the East side of the road.
2049
Humboldt
False
False
False
Lizard Lake
From the town of Fort Dodge: Head north on US Highway 169 until you reach the intersection of County Rd C49. Take a left on C49, and continue on until you reach 320th Ave, which is just past County Rd P19. Take a right on 320th Ave, and the lake will be on your left.
1472
Humboldt
False
False
False
Ottosen Potholes
From Interstate 169 Turn West at the intersection with C26.  Continue west on C26 for five miles until you come to Georgia Ave.  Turn north onto Georgia Ave and continue for a 1.5 miles turning west onto 155th st.  Continue westward on 155th street for a mile, coming to the intersection of 155th street and Florida Ave (there will be a sign at this intersection, the thin road to the south is the access road to the property, go south on this road until you come to a large grassy parking area).
2052
Humboldt
False
False
False
Swan pond path in Humboldt
Just adjacent to the large bridge spanning the Des Moines River as it intersects highway 169 in Humboldt.  
1816
Humboldt
False
False
False
Union Cemetery
In Iowa Falls: Take Oak St. (Highway 65)north to the intersection with North St. Turn left on North St all the way to the T-Intersection with River St. Turn right on River St, and go about 600 ft to the intersection with Siloam Ave. Turn left on Siloam Ave and travel about 500 ft. The cemetery is on the left side of the road.
2273
Humboldt
False
False
False
Willows Access
From Interstate 169 turn west onto C26.  Continue on C26 through Bradgate, access is on the western side of the town of Bradgate.  Access road is on the south side of C26.  Three Rivers Trail access directly at front end of access road (just off of C26).  
175
Ida
True
False
False
Crawford Creek RA
83
Ida
True
True
False
Moorehead Pioneer Park
- in central Ida Co. Just outside Ida Grove, the entrance to Moorehead is north off Hwy. 175/U.S. 59.
472
Iowa
True
True
False
Amana Woods
In northeast Iowa Co., just north of Homestead. This area is on the west side of U.S. 151 directly across from where it is met by U.S. 6 coming from Iowa City. On entering, turn left to the parking area. The trails are color-coded, and a map is posted at the parking area.
225
Iowa
True
True
False
Amana--Lily Pond
In northeast Iowa Co., just west of Amana. North side viewing: In Amana, follow Hwy. 220 west for 3/4 of a mile from U.S. 151, and the lake and its parking area are seen on the south side of the road. South side viewing: continue west on Hwy. 220 a little more than one half mile to H St., and turn left. Entering a residential section, follow H to its end at 32nd Ave. Turn right on 32nd and park at the end of the street, in front of some houses. Walk through the clump of trees ahead and turn left onto the sidewalk which circles the lake. At first you'll be walking along a marshy inlet, and then to the main water.
2134
Iowa
False
False
False
English River WMA
From CR F67 in southeast Iowa County, take S Ave. south about
1.5 miles to where it intersects Keokuk-Iowa Rd. to the west.  There is a
parking lot directly east of the intersection, from which the main body of
the marsh to the east may be viewed.
253
Iowa
False
False
False
Homestead
South of Homestead in northeast Iowa Co. At the south edge of Homestead, take W Ave. south. Upland Sandpipers are frequently found along W after the first half mile, and in the general vicinity of W and 180th St.
279
Iowa
True
True
False
Indiangrass Hills IBA
A privately owned prairie restoration in southwest Iowa Co., open to public birding. Take the Ladora/Millersburg exit no. 211 off I-80. Go south on V-52 about 5 miles to 265th St. Turn left (east) on 265th and go slightly less than one mile until it ends at I Ave. Turn left (north) on I Ave. and after about a mile look for the gray pole barn and parking area on your left, address no. 2549. Enter the east property on foot across from the parking area. Henslow's Sparrows are regularly found throughout the grassland here.
1941
Iowa
True
False
False
South Amana Pond
1908
Jackson
True
True
False
Bellevue SP
1306
Jackson
True
False
False
Hurstville Nature Area
18670 63rd Street,  Take Hwy 61 or Hurstville Rd N out of Maquoketa. Turn on 63rd [E from Hwy 61 or W from Hurstville Rd
319
Jackson
True
True
False
Maquoketa Caves SP
115
Jackson
True
True
False
Upper Mississippi River NWR--Green Island
At the Mississippi River in southeast Jackson Co. Along U.S. 52, four miles south of Z-34, or 1.5 miles north of Z-40, is Green Island Rd. going northeast toward the river. A half mile or more along curving Green Island Rd., pass through the tiny settlement of Green Island, cross the tracks, and note the first DNR road heading north on your left, with a sign; this road is best ignored. Continue 1.5 miles to the second northbound road. On its east side is continuous wetland. It ends with parking at a large pond/marsh. Walk a few yards back up the road, past the inlet, to a two-rut trail leading east for closer viewing. Back at Green Island Rd., continue one mile east to a large parking area on your left, overlooking an extensive wetland, Blake's Lake, with a dike to the west. Drive the lane going east from the parking area itself, bear left at the fork, and come to a parking area for another dike, with viewing from the east.
2201
Jackson
True
False
False
Upper Mississippi Wildlife & Fish Refuge--Pleasant Creek area
402
Jasper
True
False
False
Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve
In eastern Jasper County, just north of I-80. Take exit 179, go north on Hwy. T-38, then go east on Jacob Ave. Access points are along this road.
1924
Jasper
True
False
False
Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve--Ahrens Access
In eastern Jasper County, just north of I-80. Take exit 179, go north on Hwy. T-38, then go east on Jacob Ave. Access points are along this road.
1925
Jasper
True
False
False
Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve--Main Access
In eastern Jasper County, just north of I-80. Take exit 179, go north on Hwy. T-38, then go east on Jacob Ave. Access points are along this road.
1926
Jasper
True
False
False
Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve--Skinner Ridge Access
In eastern Jasper County, just north of I-80. Take exit 179, go north on Hwy. T-38, then go east on Jacob Ave. Access points are along this road.
2269
Jasper
False
False
False
Lewis Park
Lewis Park is located behind the high school in Colfax. From I-80, take the Colfax exit 155 and go south into Colfax. Turn left onto East Division Street until it comes to a T. Turn left onto North League Road and take the first right and follow the gravel road on the right into the park.
122
Jasper
True
True
True
Neal Smith NWR
Located in southwest Jasper Co., just south of Hwy. 163 at the Prairie City exit. "Walnut Creek N.W.R." in the older Sportsman's Atlas edition. Road construction is currently underway (summer and fall 2015), so take 129th St. south from Hwy. 163, then turn left onto 102nd Ave. to reach the visitor center.
121
Jasper
True
False
False
Rock Creek SP
From Newton, take Highway 6 east about 5 miles to the intersection with Highway 224. Turn north on 224 another 5 miles until you get to CR F27. Turn right for about 3 miles and you are at the park.
1910
Jefferson
True
False
False
Bonnifield Lake
2137
Johnson
False
False
False
Babcock Access
On the upper Coralville Reservoir, Hawkeye W.A., northwest Johnson Co. A few miles north of I-80, take the North Liberty/F-28 exit off I-380. Go west on  F-28 about 3.5 miles to Greencastle Ave. Take Greencastle 1.5 miles north to Swan Lake Rd., just after a pond on your right. Turn right (east) on Swan Lake, a B-level road here, 0.8 mile to the Babcock entrance road on your left. Follow this to its end at a small parking area.  Where the road turns left to the parking lot and boat ramp, an old road goes NE from this left turn and may be walked sometimes.

This can also be accessed from Swan Lake, going W.  The road is often in better shape coming from the E.
1836
Johnson
True
False
False
Ciha Fen Preserve
Ciha Fen, a recent Johnson County Conservation Board acquisition in the far NE corner of Johnson Co.  It is an 80 acre property of botanical and geological interest, containing on of only 2 nutrient poor fens in the state of Iowa.  It is underbirded.
From Iowa City, take Hgw 1 n, through Solon, continuing ~1.5 mile 145th St. [or come S from Mt Vernon on Hgw 1 for 4.25 mile]  Go East for 6.45 mile.  The road appears to change names.  You will come to and cross the new Sutliff Br.  At this point Lisbon Road continue N and White Oak Ave goes S.  Take White Oak Ave S, past Sutliff, for a total of 2.37 miles.  Go E for a bit less than 1.5 miles.  there will be assign, a small parking area and a gate on the N side of the road.  Do not block the gate on weekdays when the JCCB crews may need to get in.  This is the SE corner of the property.  The Ciha Fen property is divided roughly in half by an E-W fence.  There is a gate at the W border to enter the N 40.
124
Johnson
True
True
False
Coralville Lake
The dam is located 4 miles N of Iowa City.   There are numerous points of access to view the water, or to bird the woods around the reservoir.  Directions for most are are below.
1211
Johnson
True
False
True
Coralville Lake--Dam
South of North Liberty in Johnson Co. ABOVE THE DAM(beach): Two miles north of I-80 along Dubuque St. (an Iowa City exit), or 2.5 miles south of North Liberty along Dubuque St., look for the Army Corps of Engineers sign to the dam on the east. From there follow the signs for the beach area. MORE VIEWING: At one point you have a choice of heading toward the beach/dam area (right) or the campground (left); the campground also affords viewing of the reservoir.
1666
Johnson
True
False
False
Coralville Lake--Hoosier Creek
from the Swisher/Shueyville exit of I380, take CR F12 east about 5 miles until it ends at CR W6E or Ely Rd. Go south on Ely Rd about a mile, then turn right on 140th St. Go west on 140th St .5 miles to a gravel field driveway on the north side of the road. Just NW of the ATV Park Park there and walk North Northeast about 250 paces to a large oval shaped semi open area surrounded by large willows with dense green ground cover about 12 to 18 inches high and a half inch of standing water.
1844
Johnson
True
False
False
Coralville Lake--Sandy Beach Public Use Area
- on the lower Coralville Reservoir north of North Liberty in Johnson Co. Take the Shueyville exit east off I-380. After about a mile turn south on Sandy Beach Rd. in Shueyville and follow this winding road, paying attention to the signs, a little more than four miles to viewing of the reservoir.
2155
Johnson
True
False
False
Coralville Lake--Scales Pointe
access the area from the opposite side of the water (opposite from Sandy Beach) by taking highway 965 north out of North Liberty, turn right at the sign to Scales Point, follow the road toward Scales Point until the road takes a 90-degree turn to the right and there is a small parking lot with a gate. Park there, walk through the woods down to the water's edge and follow the shoreline until you find where the shorebirds are feeding.
1468
Johnson
True
False
False
Coralville Lake--Squire Point Trail
East of Dubuque, 0.9 mile North of the West Overlook Rd and 1.8 m S of North Libery.
1901
Johnson
True
False
False
Coralville Lake--Twin View Heights
2140
Johnson
False
False
False
Coralville Reservoir (Highway 965 viewing)
the bridge area of W60 (Hwy. 965).
2142
Johnson
False
False
False
Cottage Reserve Woods
At Lake Macbride, north of North Liberty in Johnson Co. Follow F-28 off I-380 into and through North Liberty. Turn north at Front St. in North Liberty and continue following F-28 about 4.5 miles to Cottage Reserve Rd., just over the causeway. Turn left on Cottage Reserve, and then take the next left and follow this road to Cottage Reserve Woods at its end, at the boat launch. There is a short lane on your right leading to the woods trail.
2143
Johnson
False
False
False
Curtis Bridge Rd. and boat ramp
North of North Liberty at the lower Coralville Reservoir in Johnson Co.

VIEWING ACROSS FROM MARINA: 0.9 mile S of where Hwy. 965 from where it crosses I-380, take Meadow Rd. to the east. There is a very short distance until Curtis Bridge Rd goes off to your left.  [the First Left].  Drive a short distance and park.  You walk down to the Lake.  In the winter, you can drive almost to the water.

This is a working marina so please respect the private property.

CURTIS BRIDGE BOAT RAMP: 0.3 south of where Hwy. 965 from crosses I-380, take Curtis Bridge Rd. to the east. Follow the road 3/4 of a mile, including an initial sharp left turn, to its end at the water.
226
Johnson
True
True
False
F.W. Kent County Park
358
Johnson
False
False
False
Frytown Conservation
In southwest Johnson Co. Take Hwy. 1 about eight miles west from U.S. 218 near Iowa City. The parking lot is on the north side right where Hwy. 1 bends due south. The basic walk is a wide trail that simply goes straight north into the park, ultimately to a tract of woods. In the woods you eventually come to a bridge at a stream; along the woods walk there are side spurs on the right worth walking. There are another couple of trails across the bridge and to the right which are less neatly defined.
2070
Johnson
True
False
False
Goose Lake
It is located in the north W half of the rectangle bounded by 240th St [north], Kansas Ave and the Heartland Express facility [west], Alexander Way [east] and Nick Dr on the S.  Coming into N Liberty from the I 380on F 28/Penn St, turn N on Kansas, drive a short distance to Nick Dr [<0.2 mi], turn Right and immediately turn Left on an unnamed gravel road that leads to some electrical boxes [< 0.2 mi].  As you drive in there is a small wetland on the W, a ‘Federally and Locally Protected Wetland’.  To view Goose Lake from the N, continue past Kansas  and turn Left on Alexander Way.  Turn W on 140th [a gravel road than eventually ends at a private house].
125
Johnson
True
True
False
Hawkeye WMA
1610
Johnson
True
False
False
Hawkeye WMA--Amana Rd
1947
Johnson
True
False
False
Hawkeye WMA--Babcock
2138
Johnson
False
False
False
Hawkeye WMA--Big Bend Area
This access road runs north from Grabin Road, between Cemetery Rd. and Alpine
Rd. Grabin runs along the south side of the Hawkeye WA and also goes by
Williams Prairie.
2145
Johnson
True
False
False
Hawkeye WMA--Greencastle Causeway
At Coralville Reservoir, Hawkeye W.A., in northwest Johnson Co. A few miles north of I-80, take the North Liberty/F-28 exit off I-380. Go west on F-28 about 3.5 miles to Greencastle Ave. Take Greencastle two miles north, crossing Swan Lake Rd. just after a pond on your right, until you’re on the dike. SHOREBIRDS: In season there is usually a population or two that can be scoped from the road, to the east. Depending on conditions, you can often leave the road and walk east for a stretch to see more pockets of shorebirds--start just north of the inlet that reaches to the road. Also, with correct water levels on the west side, shorebirds often congregate along the far shore of the bay to your right. You can walk closer to them along the north shoreline, and a little farther west through the grass here is a second inlet with shorebird habitat. In all cases, boots are recommended.
2146
Johnson
True
False
False
Hawkeye WMA--Gunclub Ponds
In Hawkeye W.A. in northwest Johnson Co. Two fairly small wetlands straddle Greencastle Ave. directly south of Swan Lake Rd. The east side is always an open pond, and the west side is a grassy marsh with little or no open water. A few miles north of I-80, take the North Liberty/F-28 exit off I-380. Go west on F-28 about 3.5 miles to Greencastle Ave. Take Greencastle 1.5 miles north to the ponds.
592
Johnson
True
True
False
Hawkeye WMA--Hanging Rock Woods
2147
Johnson
True
False
False
Hawkeye WMA--James Avenue NW
At the upper Coralville Reservoir in Hawkeye W.A., northwest Johnson Co. A few miles north of I-80, take the North Liberty/F-28 exit off I-380. Go west on F-28 to the first road, James Ave., and take this north 2.5 miles, including a very slight jog to the right at Swan Lake Rd., until it makes a sharp right turn. Park along here and walk the dirt lane, starting at the "Refuge Now Open" sign, west toward the reservoir. The shoreline can also be approached at the end of James, by continuing another mile.
1948
Johnson
True
False
False
Hawkeye WMA--Matson Pond
2154
Johnson
True
False
False
Hawkeye WMA--Round Pond
From I-380, turn west on F-28 until you get to Greencastle Ave. Go north on Greencastle and turn west at the first 4-way intersection. This intersection is near the Gun Club Ponds. Go west and Round Pond will be on the north side just past the power lines.
1949
Johnson
True
False
False
Hawkeye WMA--Sand Point
In Hawkeye W.A., northwest Johnson Co., on the upper Coralville Reservoir. A few miles north of I-80, take the North Liberty/F-28 exit off I-380. Go west on F-28 to the first road, James Ave., and take this 1.5 miles north to Swan Lake Rd. Go west on Swan Lake one mile to the Sand Point parking area lane, across from Swan Lake itself. It's a 15- or 20-minute walk out to Sand Point.
126
Johnson
True
True
False
Hawkeye WMA--Swan Lake
- in Swan Lake S.P., at the southeast edge of Carroll in central Carroll Co.
154
Johnson
True
True
False
Hickory Hill Park
In Iowa City. The park is entered on Conklin Ave., to the left of St. Joseph’s Cemetery along N. Dodge. St., across from the Hy-Vee, northeast part of town, and about one mile off the Dodge St./Hwy. 1 exit from I-80. A detailed map of Hickory Hill Park's trails is found at:

http://www.jccniowa.org/~icbc/hhp/hhp2x10in100k.jpg
2139
Johnson
True
False
False
Iowa City City Park
in Iowa City. The park is off Park Rd., which is the first light coming in from the Dubuque St. exit off I-80. The park is visible across the river from Dubuque St
181
Johnson
True
True
False
Lake Macbride SP
594
Johnson
False
False
False
Lake Macbride SP -- Cottage Reserve area
North of North Liberty in Johnson Co. Follow F-28 off I-380 into and through North Liberty. Turn north at Front St. in North Liberty and continue following F-28 about 4.5 miles to Cottage Reserve Rd., just over the causeway. Turn left on Cottage Reserve, proceed and then take the first right. Follow this road all the way around to the boat launch on the lake. See also Lake Macbride, north arm, Opie Rd.
2150
Johnson
True
False
False
Lake Macbride--North Arm
On the north shore of the north arm of Lake Macbride, northern Johnson Co. Out of Solon, from Hwy. 1, take Hwy. 382 a little more than three miles west to Opie Rd. on your left. This is just over a half mile west from Ely Rd./W6E if coming from the north. Follow Opie Rd. south one half mile to a parking lot at the water; there is also a boat ramp with parking a couple of hundred yards west from here.
2151
Johnson
False
False
False
Lake McBride (Twin View Heights)
From Solon, on US 1 turn west in center of town on Main Street which
becomes Ely Road outside of town.  At the fork stay left an continue
past the golf course on the right to Twin View Heights housing
development.   Enter at the gate, stay right on Meadow, pass the pond
staying right to the intersection of Lakeside and Wildwood.  Here a
road goes north (right) between two houses.  Pavement ends shortly.
Dirt road leads to a fork.  Either way leads to a parking area.
332
Johnson
True
True
False
Macbride Nature Recreation Area
2152
Johnson
False
False
False
Matson Pond
from exit #4 off I-380. Proceed west on F-28
about 7 3/4 mi. Go right on gravel Cemetery Rd. Follow Cemetery Rd.
about one mile. Turn right on Swan Lake Rd. This is not marked as
such, but there is a small sign that says " Wildlife Restoration."
Proceed about one mile to a 'T' intersection. Go right about 1/4 mile
to a parking lot on the right. Walk west ( right ) down into a
vegetated swale and follow to the pond.
456
Johnson
True
False
False
Oakland Cemetery
227
Johnson
True
True
False
Redbird Farms WA
In southwest Johnson Co. From U.S. 218 near Iowa City take Hwy. 1 west less than four miles to  F-52/Black Diamond Rd., on your right. Take F-52 about 3.5 miles west to the Redbird parking area on your right, just past Hazelwood Ave. Across the road is a field tract, which is also part of Redbird. Shortly south of the parking area there, along the trail, is a marshy pond which can be productive when wet.
2156
Johnson
False
False
False
Solon-Lake Macbride Bike Trail
Just west of Solon in northeast Johnson Co. IF COMING FROM HWY.1 - turn west on Hwy. 382, Main St. in Solon, and follow it west to the west edge of town, where there is a fork. At this point follow Main St. slightly to the left, rather than 382 slightly to the right. Quickly come to a T-intersection, Chabal St., and turn left (south). Come soon to another T-intersection, Sovers St., and turn right (west). The trailhead is at the first bend left (south), where there is a church in front of you, and a high school field to the right. IF COMING FROM NORTH OF LAKE MACBRIDE and west of Solon along Hwy. 382, look for Chabal St. on your right just at the west edge of Solon; then as above. IF COMING FROM THE LAKE MACBRIDE AREA - take Mahaffey Bridge Rd. north to 180th St., and then take 180th east (right), along the south shore of the lake's north arm, 1.7 miles to Racine Rd. Turn left (north) on Racine, and the trailhead is at the first bend to the right, where the church is.
1083
Johnson
True
False
False
Sugar Bottom WA
In the lower Coralville Reservoir area, northeast of North Liberty in Johnson Co. Follow F-28 off I-380 into and almost through North Liberty. Turn north at Front St. and continue following F-28 about three miles to the Sugar Bottom entrance, immediately past the first causeway and on your right. There is often gull viewing on the reservoir at the campground's beach area, when it is open.
1675
Johnson
False
False
False
Swan Lake Woods
In Hawkeye W.A., northwest Johnson Co. A few miles north of I-80, take the North Liberty/F-28 exit off I-380. Go west on F-28 to the first road, James Ave., and take this 1.5 miles north to Swan Lake Rd. Go west on Swan Lake one mile to the Sand Point parking area lane, across from Swan Lake itself, on the north side. The woods along this lane and the general area around the parking lot are locally referred to as "Swan Lake Woods."
2157
Johnson
False
False
False
Swan Lake, Hawkeye W.A.
In Hawkeye W.A. in northwest Johnson Co. A few miles north of I-80, take the North Liberty/F-28 exit off I-380. Go west on F-28 to the first road, James Ave., and take this 1.5  miles north to Swan Lake Rd. Go west on Swan Lake one mile to the lake.
616
Johnson
True
False
False
Sycamore Bottoms
At the south edge of Iowa City is the major intersection of Gilbert and U.S. 6, just east of the Iowa River. Turn south on Gilbert, away from downtown, and go about 1.5 miles to Sycamore St. on your left (east), at the south edge of the large body of water on your right. Go a little more than one half mile east on Sycamore until it bends sharply left. At this point, continue straight ahead on the paved drive, heading for the isolated apartment complex ahead. Park in the farthest east spaces of the apartments' lot. Sycamore Bottoms is to the southeast over the hill. Look for the grass path just off the parking lot.
2061
Johnson
True
True
False
Terry Trueblood RA
Trueblood is a 150+ acre park in S Iowa City, between Gilbert St / Sand Rd and the Iowa River.  It is just S of McCollister Blvd.  It contains Sand Lake , a 95 acre former sand and gravel quarry.  In season it is good for waterfowl, and the area between the river and lake is good for Eur. Tree Sparrows.   Formerly it was known as Sand Lake, Sand Lake Park, the S&G Quarry.
1938
Johnson
True
False
False
Tiffin Rest Area
See "Sycamore Bottoms."
2008
Johnson
False
False
False
Tom's Pond
See "Sycamore Bottoms."
1658
Johnson
False
False
False
Univ. of Iowa campus
See "Sycamore Bottoms."
385
Johnson
False
True
False
Upper Coralville Reservoir
See "Sycamore Bottoms."
577
Johnson
True
False
False
Waterworks Prairie Park
In Iowa City in Johnson County. Take the Dubuque ST exit off of I-80, about a mile west of the Iowa River. Go north a little over a half-mile on Dubuque ST towards the bridge over the river. Turn left (west) into the parking lot just before the bridge.
301
Johnson
True
False
False
Williams Prairie State Preserve
665
Jones
False
True
False
Indian Bluffs WMA
From the City of Cascade, take 1st Ave. W / Hwy. 151 Business west about one-half mile; then take Butterfield Road south about five miles; Butterfield Road ends at Indian Bluffs WMA.
114
Jones
True
True
False
Muskrat Slough WMA
NORTHEAST ACCESS: From X-40 in Morley, take Main St./E-45 east three miles to 160th Avenue. About one quarter mile south on 160th, just past the creek, take the unmarked gravel road right (west) to a view of the marsh. SOUTH ACCESS:  Return to 160th Avenue, drive south 1.5 miles to 35th Street. Take 35th Street west (right) less than one mile to 170th Avenue. Take 170th Avenue north (right) to its end at a parking area and boat ramp.  
666
Jones
True
True
False
Pictured Rocks County P
From Monticello, take Oak E [it turns into Co Rd 38 and veers SE] for 3 miles.  Turn E on 190th and drive for about 2 miles.  After Camp Courageous the road [it is now Park Rd] becomes steep, narrow with a number of tight corners.  Park Rd is closed in the winter.
1547
Jones
True
False
False
Wapsipicon SP
From the intersection of Highways 1 and 151 in western Jones County, take County Road E34 north about three miles.  Just before crossing the Wapsipinicon River and reaching the City of Anamosa, turn right on Upper Park Road to enter the park.
411
Keokuk
False
True
False
Belva-Deer Recreation Area
This park is located 2 miles North and 2 miles East of Sigourney.  The main entrance to the Park is on 242nd Ave and there are clear signs directing you on Hwy 149.
1457
Keokuk
False
False
False
Coffman Woods
From North English, go South on Hwy 149 3.5 miles.  Turn East on 135th St and then make an immediate left onto 268th Ave.  Go 0.5 miles and watch for a partially hidden sign for Coffman Woods on your left.  There is room for parking, and then walk in along the path to the shelter. From South English, go North on Hwy 149 and make an almost immediate right onto 135th St.  Note that on Hwy 149 there is no sign directing you to Coffman Woods.
625
Keokuk
False
False
False
Fuller-Green Valley
In the extreme northeast corner of Keokuk Co. Seven miles east from North English in Iowa Co., along F-67, take S Ave. south two miles, including turns, to the parking area on your left. From the Iowa City area, take Hwy. 1 west and southwest as if to Kalona. About eleven miles along from U.S. 218 take 540th/F-67 west twelve miles to S Ave. Take S Ave. south two miles, including turns, to the parking area on your left. As the summer wears on, the grass leading to the water gets extremely high.
881
Keokuk
False
False
False
Haysville Bend Wildlife Area
Haysville Bend is 2 miles West of Haysville on G48.  There is a small brown "Haysville Bend" sign and green "Public Hunting" signs.  From Delta go South on HWY 21 3.5 miles and turn left onto G-48 and go 2.5 miles.
21
Kossuth
True
False
False
Ambrose A. Call SP
Hall St. leaves the southwest corner of Algona, crosses the Des Moines River, and forks to become Orton Rd and Call Park Dr.
2158
Kossuth
False
False
False
Blazing Star WPA
Blazing Star is north of the intersection of 410th St. and 120th Ave.
The new section is on the west side of 120th.
1153
Kossuth
False
False
False
Bobolink WPA
From Algona: Go
north from Algona on Hwy 169 to blacktop B14 north of Burt. Go west a
half mile, and then north again. Bobolink is all along the west side of
that first mile of gravel.
16
Kossuth
False
False
False
Eagle Lake
From Highway 69, turn west on County Road B30. Take B30 for about 5 miles to Lake Road and turn south.
2160
Kossuth
False
False
False
Eagle Lake WPA
The parking lot for Eagle Lake WA is located about 1.5 miles north of the
intersection of county roads A21 and P20 in northwestern Kossuth.
17
Kossuth
False
False
False
Goose Lake
19
Kossuth
False
False
False
Maynard Reece WPA
Maynard Reece is south of 380th St. (blacktop A40) between 150th and
160th Aves. The new section is to the southwest: NW of the intersection
of 370th St. and 150th Ave.
2161
Kossuth
False
False
False
Riverview Cemetery
In the town of Algona, take Highway 169 to East Oak St and turn east. Go on East Oak St until you get to the intersection with North Phillips St. Turn north on North Phillips and continue to the cemetery. The entrance is at the intersection of North Phillips St and East Pine St.
15
Kossuth
True
False
False
Smith Lake
- just north of Algona in southern Kossuth Co. Starting from Algona, Smith Lake Park is three miles north on U.S. 169 from U.S. 18.
23
Kossuth
False
False
False
Smith WA
2162
Kossuth
False
False
False
St Benedict WA
East side of P60/190th Ave between 170th and 180th St. If you're looking for SMLO, this year's new planting is at the corner of 200th Ave and 180th St.
14
Kossuth
True
True
False
Union Slough NWR
- in central Kossuth Co. Two miles north of Burt along U.S. 169, take B-14/330th St. east 2.5 miles for viewing of the slough.
1098
Kossuth
False
False
False
Veteran's Park
2163
Kossuth
False
False
False
Waltman WPA
the field at 120th Ave. and 270th St between Algona and Burt.
2164
Lee
False
False
False
Croton Unit, Shimek S.F.
In western Lee Co. Out of Donnellson take U.S. 218 south two miles and continue south on Hwy. 27, the road to Argyle, where 218 bends southeast; 5.5 miles from this point enter Argyle and turn west on 295th St., where there is an old wooden church. Go three miles west, including the transition from 295th to Belfast Rd., and including several turns toward the end, to the edge of the Croton Unit. A short turnoff to a parking area is on the right along a straight stretch of road. A very rough trail leads north into the woods from here, easiest to explore by simply following the creek. Walking the road from the parking space west to the bridge is also productive.
1403
Lee
False
False
False
Ft. Madison Riverfront Park
In downtown Fort Madison along Highway 61, and next to the BNSF railroad bridge.
2037
Lee
False
False
False
Green Bay Bottoms
In eastern Lee County. Three miles either north of Ft. Madison or south of Wever, take J-50/190th St. east from U.S. 61 for two miles, past the railroad tracks, to 355th Ave. Follow 355th south about one mile to the marsh at left (east).
436
Lee
True
True
False
Heron Bend Conservation Area
In eastern Lee Co. Heron Bend is about seven miles downriver from Ft. Madison along U.S. 61, between 260th and 270th Sts., east side of the highway.
661
Lee
False
False
False
Junkyard near Argyle
In western Lee Co. Out of Donnellson take U.S. 218 south two miles and continue south on Hwy. 27, the road to Argyle, where 218 bends southeast; 5.5 miles from this point enter Argyle and turn west on 295th St., where there is an old wooden church. Go two miles west including the transition from 295th to Belfast Rd. Soon there will be a sharp turn right, and at the following sharp turn left is the junkyard area where the wrens have been found.
512
Lee
False
False
False
keokuk
US Hwy 218 into town. Turn right (southwest) on S. 2nd Street, go one block, then left (southeast) on Johnson Street for about three blocks to Mississippi Drive. Follow Mississippi Drive southwest to near its end where a boat access area is found.
752
Lee
False
True
False
Mississippi River -- Pool 19
Off U.S. 61/Hwy. 2, follow 20th St. to its end at the river. This is a standard Ft. Madison birding stop with no known prohibition against scoping from this location. If sun angle is a problem, return to U.S. 61, proceed upriver and cross the bridge into Illinois at Hwy. 2/Ill. 9. Take Ill. 96 downriver through Niota, and at the first bend leftward, leave 96 and continue on the gravel road straight ahead. Soon take your first right, another gravel road, and scope the backwater directly along the road (Illinois birds). Continue from here looking for places to scope the river itself through small clearings in the trees (a bit tricky).
493
Lee
True
True
False
Mississippi River Lock and Dam # 19 (Iowa)
In the town of Keokuk, there is a boat ramp where people feed ducks, and watch Bald Eagles come in to roost.
1632
Lee
False
False
False
Montrose
In southern Lee Co. (1): Enter into Montrose from U.S. 61, now driving on Main St., straight to the river, where there’s a park. (2): Exit Montrose upriver on 1st St./River Road (You should pass the cemetery on your left), until it fairly soon meets U.S. 61. Scope from the small Linger-Longer rest stop here. (3): Enter onto U.S. 61, heading upriver toward Ft. Madison. Look for the first road east toward the river, 276th St., at a gas station-convenience store. Follow 276th to the river and scope from where it turns sharply left. * See the Nauvoo entry for Pool 19, which often affords better viewing of the duck rafts, and the majority of which are still Iowa birds.
1156
Lee
False
False
False
Montrose Marsh
This marsh is in the town of Montrose just off US Highway 61.
1956
Lee
True
False
False
Rand Park
1850
Lee
True
True
False
Shimek State Forest--Croton Unit
316
Lee
True
True
False
Shimek State Forest--Donnellson Unit
In western Lee Co. The entrance is 5.5 miles west of U.S. 218 along Hwy. 2, north side of the road. Stop at the first picnic area you come to on the right side of the entrance road. Walking back along the road itself and listening is often productive, particularly for Hooded Warbler. There is also a trail at the far edge of the picnic area, from along which many good birds are reported. The trail soon loops back to the picnic area if you turn left near the footbridge. A .pdf map is available at
http://www.iowadnr.com/wildlife/wmamaps/donnellson.pdf
369
Lee
True
False
False
Shimek State Forest--Farmington Unit (Lee Co)
2063
Linn
True
False
True
Bever Park
1503
Linn
True
False
False
Boyson Trail
475
Linn
True
False
True
Cedar Lake
In Cedar Rapids, Linn Co. Take the H Ave. exit off I-380 in town, and the lake appears quickly to the west. H Ave. ends at Shaver Rd., and parking is found directly across the road, and by following Shaver south (left) and then turning right, before the tracks. From this second lot, waterfowl also populate the channel found by walking past the lake toward Quaker Oats.
2165
Linn
False
False
False
Cedar Memorial Cemetery
In Cedar Rapids: Take I-380 to eastbound Highway 100. Go east on Highway 100 about 3 miles until you reach the intersection with Highway Bus. 151. Turn south on 151 for about a mile, and the cemetery is on the west side of the road.
630
Linn
False
False
False
Ellis Park
1970
Linn
True
False
False
Faulkes Heritage Woods
On the border of Marion and Cedar Rapids. Take the 29th street exit off Interstate 380 and continue along 29th Street past 1st Avenue. 29th Street will become 29th Street Drive and then 30th Street Drive. Turn left at Tama Street. The entrance to Faulkes Woods will be on your right at the dead end.
1329
Linn
True
False
True
Indian Creek Nature Center
Go to Cedar Rapids on highway 380 and take the Diagonal Drive exit. Continue on Diagonal Drive, which turns into 8th avenue, which turns into Mount Vernon Road. Continue going east on Mount Vernon Road until you get to Bertram Road with "A Touch of Class" convention center and an Indian Creek Nature Center sign on the right. Turn right onto Bertram road and then drive across a large blue bridge. Continue along Bertram Road until you reach the Nature Center parking lot at the intersection of Bertram and Otis Roads.
984
Linn
True
False
False
Manhattan Robbins Lake Park
409
Linn
False
True
False
Matsell Bridge W.A.
From the town of Anamosa: Take Cherry St NW out of town. This road turns into Ridge Rd (E28). Take Ridge Rd about 4 miles northwest, and then it turns into  Buffalo Ridge Rd. Go a little more than a mile northwest, and this road will intersect with Hart Rd. Take a left for about 1/2 mile on Hart Rd, and there will be Matsell Park Rd, where you will turn left and enter the park.
2167
Linn
True
False
False
Morgan Creek Park
- on the west edge of Cedar Rapids in Linn Co. About 4.5 miles west on U.S. 30 from I-380, take Stony Point Rd. less than three miles north to Worcester Rd. Turn left (west) on Worcester to the park.
2168
Linn
False
False
False
Mt Calvary Cemetery
In Cedar Rapids: At the foot of
32nd St. Dr. in SE Cedar Rapids.
113
Linn
True
False
False
Palisades-Kepler SP
987
Linn
True
False
False
Palo Marsh County Park
467
Linn
True
True
False
Pinicon Ridge Co. Park
111
Linn
True
True
False
Pleasant Creek RA
In western Linn Co, ten miles northwest of Cedar Rapids. For all points except the south section of the lake: From Blair’s Ferry Rd. at the north edge of Palo, take Palo Marsh Rd./W-36 three miles north to the park entrance road on the left (west). The drive you come to skirting the lake does not completely circle the lake. Turning left it will end at some jetties and boat launches, on the south shore (the lakeside pines with owl sightings are reached from the parking area here), and to the right it will end in the campground, which is actually away from the north shore, and without scoping possibilities. However, look for a lefthand turnoff just before the campground, at the top of a rise, which leads to good viewing of the lake and of an inlet. Probably the most consistently fruitful waterfowl viewing is from the shelter area near the dam, just after you turn right onto the road skirting the lakeshore.
2209
Linn
True
False
True
Prairie Park Fishery
1502
Linn
True
False
False
Rock Island Botanical State Preserve
2073
Linn
True
False
False
Roller Dam
The Roller Dam is on the Cedar R, downriver from downtown Cedar Rapids.  
41.9435478, -91.629045
From C Street, turn onto Ely Rd across from the Alliant plant. Go through the single lane underpass (after stopping), turn left onto Old River. Go past the Shack Tavern and pull off just past the dam. There is a lane tbetween Old River Road and the Cedar.
112
Linn
True
True
False
Squaw Creek Park
About three miles east of Cedar Rapids. The park's north entrance is one half mile west on Hwy. 100 from Hwy. 13, and shown on the Cedar Rapids inset on the state highway map. Enter and soon take the first right turn, and then very quickly another right turn, and follow this road to various birding spots throughout the park. After paralleling Hwy. 100 for a stretch, in winding fashion past grasslands, the road turns sharply left away from the highway, and soon you come to the parking lot in front of the lodge. Here the road becomes a loop, and can be taken in either direction to various parking areas and trails.
2170
Linn
True
False
False
Van Vechten Park
in southeast Cedar Rapids. The park is just east of 12th Ave. SE and 19th St. SE.
1024
Linn
True
True
True
Wickiup Hill Learning Center
in Linn Co., northwest of Cedar Rapids. On the north side of Cedar Rapids, take Blair’s Ferry Rd. west off I-380 five miles, including several curves, to Feather Ridge Rd. Take Feather Ridge one mile north (right) to Morris Hills Rd. Take Morris Hills west one mile to the park.
251
Louisa
True
True
False
Cairo Woods Wildlife Area
From Columbus City go (S) on X-17 for 3.86 miles, turn L (E) on 95th St for 1.6 miles, then R (S) on T Ave. for .49 miles, L (E) on 90th Ave. for .96 miles and finally L (N) on S Ave. for .4 miles
129
Louisa
True
True
False
Cone Marsh
In northwestern Louisa Co. From Lone Tree in southern Johnson Co., follow X-14 south about six miles, including some turns, to G-28. Continue south from this point on V Ave., a gravel road, about one half mile to the northwest corner of the marsh. Or from Conesville in Louisa Co., take 250th St. (becoming 220th) west from Hwy. 70 about 2.5 miles to the southeast corner of the marsh. There are several parking areas for viewing along the west and south sides of the marsh, including a dike walk on the west side. Also, 1.5 miles east along G-28 from X-14, take T Ave. south one mile for viewing of the marsh's east side.  Three parking lots
454
Louisa
False
True
False
Indian Slough
In eastern Louisa Co. Two miles north of Wapello on U.S. 61, just north past the Iowa River, take K Ave. west about 1.5 miles to the slough’s Main Access entrance road on your left, where K bends right. From the parking area enter the fields at right and take the trails to the edge of the slough, walking generally northward. A trail will eventually parallel the shoreline. There is also viewing as you first approach the parking area.
655
Louisa
True
True
False
Odessa WMA
.5 miles E of Wapello on Hwy 99, 3.5 miles NE on G 62, .25 miles N on X 61
345
Louisa
True
True
False
Port Louisa NWR
- in eastern Louisa Co. Just west of Grandview, take U.S. 61 south a little more than three miles from Hwy. 92 to G-56, which is a gravel road east off U.S. 61 (or, take U.S. 61 north 3.5 miles from its intersection with Hwy. 99 in Wapello). Go east on G-56 three miles to a T-intersection at X-61. Turn north on X-61 and then very quickly turn east on 120th St. Continue east on 120th, downhill and then into the wildlife refuge.
130
Louisa
True
True
False
Port Louisa NWR--Horseshoe Bend
From Wapello, go east on Cty 99 (formerly State 99) for 2-3 miles to 114th Ave.  Follow that gravel rd for 2.2 miles.  At that point land is on each side of the rd. with cables to prevent vehicles from driving on the area.  
333
Louisa
True
True
False
Toolesboro Access
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.
698
Lucas
False
True
False
Colyn area
In southeastern Lucas County: From the town of Chariton take U.S. Highway 34 east to County Road S-50 (signed 280th Ave). Take S-50 south 5 miles to a parking area near a pond on the left. From here a trail skirts the marsh and leads up a hill next to a wooded area.  The marsh continues on both sides of 280th Ave. for the next mile to the south of the parking area.  The gravel road is lightly traveled, so walking the road and observation from a vehicle on the road are possible
946
Lucas
False
False
False
Greenville Marsh
In southeastern Lucas County: From the town of Chariton, take US Highway 34 east to S56 and go south about 6 miles to 420th St. Go east on 420th St. about 2 miles until you encounter water just past the 320th Ave intersection.
309
Lucas
True
False
False
Pin Oak Marsh--Observation Area
In central Lucas Co., the marsh begins about a mile south of Chariton on both sides of Hwy. 14, just south of the Chariton River. The east side is generally the most productive.  The Oak Marsh Education Center is on the left side of the highway at the south end of the marsh.  
310
Lucas
True
False
False
Red Haw SP
Go east of Chariton on Highway 34 for approximately three miles. The entrance will be on your right.  A DNR administered wildlife management area adjoins the park to the south.  
657
Lucas
True
True
False
Stephens State Forest--Lucas Unit
In western Lucas Co. Just west outside of Lucas, the entrance is on the south side of U.S. 34 less than one half mile west of its intersection with U.S. 65, marked 137 TR.  The forest road is indicated with a brown sign when traveling westbound, but this sign is not visible when traveling eastbound.  After crossing a wooden bridge of questionable merit over the railroad tracks, travel straight on for less than a mile to the forest entrance.  A signed left turn leads to a birdy pond with an adjacent picnic and camping area about a mile east of this intersection.  Traveling straight will lead past two small picnic/camping areas until exiting the forest at the south end.
656
Lucas
True
True
False
Stephens State Forest--Whitebreast Unit
Southwest of Lucas in western Lucas Co. About two miles south on U.S. 65 from the town of Lucas, look for signs to the Whitebreast Unit to the west.  If visiting the Lucas Unit, simply exit this forest unit to the south and turn right at 467th St. intersection.  After about a mile you will enter the Whitebreast Unit. Note that the only vehicle access to this unit is from the east.  The forest road has a western terminus and you cannot exit the forest from there to points west.  
27
Lyon
True
True
False
Gitchie Manitou State Preserve
134
Madison
True
True
False
Badger Creek SRA
In southern Dallas Co. From Booneville, just west-southwest of Des Moines, take F-90/360th St. west one mile to Badger Creek Ave. Take Badger Creek Ave. south two miles.  The entrance to the park is on the west side of the road.
372
Madison
True
False
False
Jensen Marsh
Jensen Marsh is at T75N R26W Sect. 1, mostly in Madison Co.
Evidently the eastern end of the site just crosses the county line into Warren Co.
This is south of Bevington, north of St. Charles.
Parking is at the west end of this rather linear site.  Walk east along the dike, stopping frequently to scope the very many waterfowl as your moving along disturbs them.

We approached from the south on R35, turned right at the sign.
404
Mahaska
False
False
False
Hawthorn W.A.
In extreme northeast Mahaska Co., about 1.5 miles south of Barnes City. The main entrance is east off V-13, 1/4 mile north of G-17, and difficult to spot. Where the the main entrance road forks, both roads lead to parking on the water, and together these cover scoping for the entire north arm and the middle third of the lake. The remaining east part of the lake is viewable from Victoria Ave. crossing the water: Return to V-13 and drive south one mile past G-17 (120th St.) to 130th St. on the east (left). Proceed east on 130th for 1.5 miles to Victoria Ave. and turn north (left). Victoria crosses the lake at 3/4 of a mile. Returning to V-13 from here is much simpler by retracing your route than by continuing north toward Barnes City.
157
Mahaska
True
False
False
Maskunky Marsh
In southeast Mahaska Co., about five miles east of Oskaloosa alongside Hwy. 92. A parking area for the northeast side of the marsh is at T-60/Snyder Rd. A parking area on the southeast side of the marsh is just up Snyder Rd., on the right. The west end of the marsh can be viewed by walking in that direction from the end of the southside parking area, a short distance through grass, although there is no actual trail.
1255
Mahaska
True
False
False
Russell Wildlife Area
2171
Marion
False
False
True
Lake Red Rock, dam, waterfowl and gulls
In northern Marion Co. Scope above the dam from the overlook behind the Visitor’s Center at the south end of the dam (T-15), and from a small turn-in at the north end of the dam. The dam is at the southeast end of the lake. Access the spillway from the dam’s south end, east side of T-15.
2172
Marion
False
False
False
Lake Red Rock--Eagle Creek Subdivision
North of the dam at Lake Red Rock, in northwest Marion Co. Take T-15, the road to the dam at the lake's southeast end, south from G-28, which skirts the north shore. Look for Bos Landon Golf Course on your left and then the Eagle Creek subdivision on your right. At the sign for Eagle Creek, follow the entrance road to its end at a cemetery, and the open water is to the right.
2
Marion
True
True
True
Red Rock Reservoir
Various areas can be accessed by making a loop around the lake from north of Knoxville east to near Pella and back to Knoxville.
749
Marion
True
True
False
Red Rock Reservoir--Boxcars area
In the northwest corner of Marion Co. Along Hwy. 14, either two miles south of Monroe (in Jasper Co.), or three miles north of G-28 at Lake Red Rock, take Carpenter St. going west; 6.5 miles west along Carpenter, after passing 72nd Ave. to the north, take 68th Ave. south to the Boxcars boat ramp area along the Des Moines River. (In the Sportsman's Atlas, 68th Ave. is not marked and appears, misleadingly, as a very short spur before Carpenter dead-ends).
740
Marion
True
True
False
Red Rock Reservoir--Elk Rock State Park
2173
Marion
True
False
False
Red Rock Reservoir--Marina Cove Recreation Area
- on the north shore of Lake Red Rock in Marion Co. About 5.5 miles east along G-28 from its intersection with Hwy. 14, take the entrance road south to the marina.
158
Marion
True
True
False
Red Rock Reservoir--Pinchey Bottoms
In northwest Marion Co. From the town of Runnells in extreme southeast Polk Co., travel five miles south on Hwy. 316 to Dubuque St. (Dubuque St. is about four miles south of Runnells W.A.). Before reaching Dubuque you will pass the road to the town of Swan, to the east, and Dubuque will be one more mile south from here. Proceed east on Dubuque three miles to where it curves south (right), becoming 40th St. At this point, however, take the gravel road going north, to your left. Follow this to the parking area at the water. Walking the area requires boots. Start out straight ahead north from the parking area, walking an old roadbed. The roadbed is often under shallow water in a couple of short stretches, but not deeper than standard rubber boot height. Eventually turn right (east) for more viewing, although these sections can be very mucky in places.
137
Marion
True
True
False
Red Rock Reservoir--Roberts Creek County Park
Along the north side of Lake Red Rock in northern Marion Co. Follow G-28 a little more than three miles east from Hwy. 14, over the causeway to the park's entrance to the north.
2174
Marion
True
False
False
Red Rock Reservoir--Roberts Creek County Park (boat ramps and causeway)
On the north shore of Lake Red Rock in northern Marion Co. Gulls are viewed by looking north from the causeway along G-28, about three miles east of Hwy. 14.
2176
Marion
True
False
False
Red Rock Reservoir--Whitebreast Recreation Area
In northern Marion Co. From the south end of the dam, follow T-15 three miles, first south and then curving west, to S-71. Take S-71 north (right) about three miles to the Whitebreast Point area. Turn left just before S-71 goes downhill to the water (which is itself a viewing point), and scope from--among other places--the boat ramp area off left, and Whitebreast Point itself at the end of the road, about one mile.
507
Marshall
False
False
False
Arney Bend WA
Start Point:   Intersection of IA 330 and S75 (about 1/2 north of Albion in Marshall County.   Head WEST on S75 for ~ 1/2 mile.  Continue straight WEST on 160th (NOT S75 which goes north) for another 1.2 miles to Lafayette Ave.  Turn right (NORTH) onto Lafayette and continue 1 mile on Lafayette (go around a corner to the west).  BEFORE you get to the next curve going NORTH there will be a lane heading SOUTH--should have a posted sign there but.…  Take this lane heading SOUTH and then turn WEST.  Proceed to the parking area.
108
Marshall
True
False
False
Grammer Grove WA
Start point: Intersection of t CR S75, CR E18, and IA 311 at the south edge of Liscomb.  Proceed 1 miles SOUTH on S75.  Turn right (WEST) onto 125th and proceed 1 mile to Knapp Ave.  Turn left (SOUTH) and go 1/4 mile.   Turn right (WEST) into the lane going to Grammar Grove.  Proceed to the parking lot.
1945
Marshall
True
False
False
Grimes Farm Nature Center
NW of Marshalltown.  COMPLICATED by easy if you follow directions so…

From the WEST:  Start at intersection of US 30 and IA 300 (this is several miles west of Marshalltown).  Proceed WEST to Exit 181 (appox 2 miles.  Take the exit and follow it eastward to Oaks Ave/Highland Acres Rd (1.4 miles).  Turn left (NORTH) and proceed .7 miles to 233rd Street.  Turn left and proceed .6 miles to parking.

From the EAST:  Start at intersection of US 30 and Marshalltown (Exit 185 do NOT get off this is just a start point.  Proceed WEST and TAKE next the exit marked Oaks Ave (appox 2.5 miles_.  Turn right (NORTH) and proceed .7 miles to 233rd Street.  Turn left and proceed .6 miles to parking.
1185
Marshall
False
False
False
Hendrickson Marsh
Starting in Rhodes (SW Marshall County) intersection of S52 and E63 travel WEST on E63 ~ 2.6 miles to 740th Ave (may say Arney Ave).  This is the county line between Marshall and Story Counties.  Turn right (NORTH) onto 740th Ave/Arney Ave. and proceed .4 miles to the parking lot on the left (WEST).   Marsh can be viewed on BOTH sides of the road.  Keep in mind that the parking lot is in Story county.  Everything on the EAST side of the road is Marshall County and everything on the WEST side of the road is Story County
1601
Marshall
False
False
False
Iowa River WA
From Marshalltown center--intersection of IA 14 and E35 go NORTH .6 miles to Riverside Street.  Turn left (WEST) for .3 miles then bear right (NW)onto N. Center Street.  Proceed 1.4 miles to Sand Rd and turn left (WEST).  Proceed 1 miles to parking lot.  This should be on the left (SOUTH) side of the road partway through a curve.
2228
Marshall
False
False
False
Marietta Sand Prairie
From intersection of IA-330 and 180th (north end of the town of Marietta) follow 180th Street 2.4 miles as it winds west and north.  At Knapp Ave turn right (NORTH) for 1/2 mile to the parking lot on the right (EAST) side of the road.
1971
Marshall
False
False
False
Nicholson Ford Marsh
From Marshalltown center intersection of IA 14 and E35 go NORTH for .5 miles to E Marion Street.  Turn right (EAST) and proceed 1.4 miles.  Park of the side of the road.  Marsh is on the SOUTH side of the road.
828
Marshall
False
True
False
Prairie Creek Wildlife Refuge
Start point:  SE corner of St Anthony (NW Marshall County).  Proceed 1 mile WEST on CR E23.  Prairie Creek WMA is on the NORTH side of the road just BEFORE you get to Binford Ave.
1894
Mills
True
False
False
Haynie Slough WMA
1818
Mills
True
False
False
Keg Creek Lake
1961
Mills
True
False
False
Pony Creek Park
1581
Mills
True
False
False
West Oak Forest
2208
Mitchell
False
False
False
Brownville WA
400th Street, one-half mile west of north/south stretch of Hiway 9.
546
Mitchell
False
False
False
Cedar River Greenbelt Trail
Begins at Nature Center 1 mile west of Osage on Hiway 9.
2009
Mitchell
False
False
False
Halvorson Park
On T26 (Foothill Ave) 1 mile south of St. Ansgar.
688
Mitchell
False
False
False
Hamlin Garland WA
North of St. Ansgar, turn west off U.S. 218 about 1.5 miles north of town. Access is easy to miss, but the area can be seen to the west from a high point just before arriving.
548
Mitchell
False
False
False
New Haven Pot  Holes
Access is off Shadow Avenue, 3 miles north of Hiway 9.
753
Mitchell
True
True
False
Pinicon Alders WA
Access is off A23 1 mile west of Walnut Ave.
817
Monona
False
True
False
Badger Lake
Take the Whiting exit, #120, off I-29. Follow county rd. K-42 west for about 100 yds then turn north on Cashew Avenue.  Follow Cashew until you reach Buckley Ave and turn north (right) to 140th.  Turn right and cross over the interstate.  Viewing on your right.  Other areas to view are along Buckley Ave and west on 145th and then to 150th going west.   There are place to walk and view grassland and march species as well as lake viewing.
96
Monona
True
False
False
Blue Lake
I-29 at Onawa, IA Take exit 112 and turn WEST on Hwy 175.  Proceed ~1 mile.  Lake will be on both sides of the road.
1918
Monona
True
False
False
Lewis and Clark SP
I-29 at Onawa, IA Take exit 112 and turn WEST on Hwy 175.  Proceed ~1.5 miles west to Park Loop on your right (west side of the lake).  Turn right and proceed north into the park.
702
Monona
False
True
False
Loess Hills SF Preparation Canyon Uni
On I-29 take Exit 105 (~ 8 miles south of Onawa) and go EAST on E60 through Blencoe. Follow E60 as is winds east and south and eventually into the Loess Hills State Forest.  E60 is the main road through the forest.
97
Monona
False
True
False
Loess Hills WA
Start Point:  Onawa, IA.   From  I-29 Exit 112 proceed 2.5 miles to Filbert Ave.  Turn left on Hwy L12.  Proceed 7.2 miles on L12 then take a slight right onto Nutmeg Ave.  Proceed .4 miles where you will take a HARD right onto 178th St.  You are now entering the Loess Hills Wildlife Area.  PARKING is available on Nutmeg Ave and at intersection of Oak and 178th
407
Monona
False
True
False
Preparation Canyon State Park
On I-29 take Exit 105 (~ 8 miles south of Onawa) and go EAST on E60 through Blencoe. Follow E60 as is winds east and south and eventually into the Loess Hills State Forest.  After entering the state forest on E60 you will come to first intersection--turn left (north) on Oak Ave.  Follow Oak Ave into 314th St (a slight right).  Follow 314th St to Preparation Canyon Rd which will take you into the state park.
1077
Monona
False
False
False
Sylvan Runkle State Preserve
Start Point:  Onawa, IA.   From  I-29 Exit 112 proceed 2.5 miles to Filbert Ave.  Turn left on Hwy L12.  Proceed 7.2 miles on L12 then take a slight right onto Nutmeg Ave.  Proceed .4 miles where you will take a HARD right onto 178th St.  Proceed 2.1 miles to Oak Ave.  Park vehicle and proceed 100 yards north on Oak Ave. to sign for Sylvan Runkel are your left (west) side of Oak Ave.
1349
Monroe
False
False
False
Lake Miami
432
Montgomery
False
True
False
Hacklebarney Woods
685
Montgomery
False
True
False
Viking Lake SP
344
Muscatine
False
True
False
Cedar Bluffs R.A.
In the southwest corner of Muscatine Co., and somewhat rough in places - Along Hwy. 92, just east over the river from Columbus Junction in Louisa Co., take G-40 north through Fredonia. After emerging from Fredonia, follow G-40 north and east a little under four miles to Q Ave., on the left. Go north on Q Ave., including two jogs, about 1.5 miles to the entrance on the right, after a line of pines. The first left from the trail off the parking lot leads to steep wooded bluffs and a creek. The trail gets thin in places going in, and at creek-level there are nettles and mosquitoes. The woods on the bluff across the creek has a good trail, but otherwise the park is unfinished in this section; best to stick to the woods itself. The other half of the park, south of the trail off the parking lot, is field and shrub.
373
Muscatine
False
False
False
Cedar Bottoms
For parcel on east side of Cedar river In central Muscatine Co. Along Hwy. 22 about six miles east of Nichols or six miles west of Muscatine, X-43/Independence Ave. meets Hwy. 22 on the south side. One quarter mile east of X-43 is Bayfield Rd., a gravel road, going north. Follow Bayfield north one mile, eventually including short bends right, left, and right. The parking area is at that second bend to the right (east).
For parcel on west side of Cedar River  - From W end of Cedar River bridge go N on Ironcity Ave for 1.12 miles and turn R to continue on Ironcity, another 1.58 miles and make R on 170 th St go .99 miles to Jasper St. and make R , raod ends in .26 miles
1214
Muscatine
False
False
False
Fairport Fish Hatchery
8 miles E of Muscatine on Hwy 22 - on the E edge of Fairport
1063
Muscatine
False
False
False
Lock 16
At Muscatine, Muscatine Co. Cross the bridge over into Illinois from downtown, on Hwy. 92. Take the first road upriver 1.3 miles to the dam.
2219
Muscatine
False
False
False
Pike Run Wildlife Area
From Hwy 22 and Ironcity Ave near the Cedar River bridge go N on Ironcity Ave. for 1.13 mi. and turn R (ESE) on Ironcity Ave., go another 1.35 mi. to a lot on the right
1460
Muscatine
False
False
False
Red Cedar WMA
From Hwy 22 and Elder Ave. go S on Elder for 1.25 miles, E on 195th. St. for 0.5 miles
919
Muscatine
False
False
False
Richardson WA
From G 28 and Echo Ave. go (S) on Echo 3.66 miles and then Right (W) on 260th St for 0.5 miles
924
Muscatine
False
True
False
Saulsbury Bridge RA
From Hwy 61 and CR X54/ Mulberry Ave. NNW 2.69 miles to , left (W) on Saulsbury Rd. for 4 miles
1869
Muscatine
False
False
False
Shield Prairie WMA
From intersection of Hwy 61 and X54/ Mulberry Ave. NNW 1.14 miles to Bayfield Rd., turn left to W for 1.78 miles and turn right N on Seven Springs Rd. for .83 miles to parking on the right
921
Muscatine
False
True
False
Swamp White Oak Preserve
From the west at Hwy 70 and G 28; go east 2.4 miles on Hwy G28.   After crossing two bridges; the access drive is immediately past the second bridge and on the north side of the road


From the east on Hwy 61 and G 28; go (west) onto County G28 11.73 miles (about 0.8 miles past the Cedar River. The access drive is immediately before a bridge and on the north side of the road.
1931
Muscatine
True
False
False
Wiese Slough WMA--North Unit
From Atalissa at CR 46 and Hwy 6 go E 2.27 miles on Hwy 6 to Mohawk Ave. turn R (S) .6 miles
1932
Muscatine
True
False
False
Wiese Slough WMA--South Unit
south of Moscow on CR X 54 and Hwy 6 go S on CR X%$ for 3.17 miles to R (W) on 152 nd. St for 1.37 miles
128
Muscatine
True
True
False
Wildcat Den SP
From Hwy 61 and CR Y 26 go S on y26 2.5 miles , L (E) on 180th St for .96 miles, turn R (ESE) on Verde Ave. for .33 miles

From Montpiler and CR Y36 and Hwy 22, W on Hwy 22 for 3.04 miles , turn R (NNW) on Wild Cat Den Rd for .8 miles to New Ara Rd.
2178
O'Brien
False
False
False
Hannibal-Waterman W.A.
- in southeast O'Brien Co. From Peterson in southwest Clay Co., drive three miles west along Hwy. 10 to Yellow Ave. Follow Yellow Ave. about one half mile north to the wildlife area.
2179
O'Brien
False
False
False
Waterman Creek Valley
in eastern O’Brien Co. The Waterman W.A., shown in the Sportsman's Atlas, is eight miles east of U.S. 59, out of Primghar, along B-40/390th St. A grid of rural roads covering the general river valley is found in the several square miles north and northwest of here.
54
O'Brien
False
True
False
Waterman Prairie
in the southeast corner of O’Brien Co. Just west outside Peterson (Clay Co.), take 492nd north off Hwy. 10. Follow this about 3.5 miles generally northwest into the prairie sections, past Yew Ave.
30
Osceola
True
True
False
Rush Lake
In northeast Osceola Co. Just north of Ocheyedan, follow Hwy. 9 east 1.5 miles from its intersection with L-58, to an entrance road north to the lake.
995
Page
False
False
False
Pierce Creek
From the town of Shenandoah, take US 59 about 5 miles north to 150th St. Turn east on 150th, and go about 1.5 miles.
1140
Page
True
False
False
Rapp Park RA
From the town of Shenandoah: located
1/4 mile north of Shenandoah on Hwy 48.
Turn on the first gravel road, "Avenue A" and proceed north to the park.
861
Page
False
False
False
Shenandoah
From Des Moines, take Interstate 35 south to Highway 2. Turn west on Highway 2. Shenandoah is in the SW corner of Iowa at the intersection of Highway 2 and US Highway 59.
1512
Palo Alto
False
False
False
Blue Wing Marsh
From the town of Ruthven, take 335th Ave. north out of town until you reach County Road B-25. The marsh is on the north side of B-25, and is bordered on the north by 330th St., on the east by County Road N-26, and to the west by 355th Ave. This marsh is just southeast of Lost Island Lake.
61
Palo Alto
True
True
False
Lost Island Lake State Park
From Emmetsburg, take Highway 18 west to 340th Ave for about 10 miles and turn north on 340th Ave. The lake is about 3 miles north of Highway 18.
2180
Palo Alto
False
False
False
Lost Island Marsh
On the north side of Lost Island Lake in northwestern Palo Alto Co. Off U.S. 18 take Bowrie St. into and north through Ruthven, becoming 350th Ave. 1.5 miles north out of Ruthven come to B-25/340th St., and turn east on B-25 one half mile to N-20/355th Ave. Take N-20 north two miles to 320th St. and go west (left) one half mile to the marsh. North from here is a parking area for the east side of the marsh, and further north one for the northern section; or, continuing west on 320th is a parking area for the marsh's south side.
627
Palo Alto
True
True
False
Mud Lake
1954
Palo Alto
True
False
False
Plover Wildlife Area
396
Palo Alto
True
True
False
Rush Lake (Palo Alto Co.)
In northeast Osceola Co. Just north of Ocheyedan, follow Hwy. 9 east 1.5 miles from its intersection with L-58, to an entrance road north to the lake.
71
Plymouth
True
True
False
Broken Kettle Grasslands
1053
Plymouth
False
False
False
Butcher Road
Start Point:  I-29 Exit 151.  From Exit 151 proceed NORTH on IA12-S (a.k.a. Riverside Blvd).  Proceed 15mi on IA 12-S until reaching Butcher Road on your right.  Turn right on to Butcher Road.  Bird all the way to North Ridge Road (~3.8mi.)
368
Plymouth
True
True
False
Five Ridge Prairie State Preserve
75
Pocahontas
False
True
False
Lizard Lake
From the town of Fort Dodge: Head north on US Highway 169 until you reach the intersection of County Rd C49. Take a left on C49, and continue on until you reach 320th Ave, which is just past County Rd P19. Take a right on 320th Ave, and the lake will be on your left.
74
Pocahontas
True
True
False
Sunken Grove WMA
In southwest Pocahontas Co. At Fonda, take Hwy. 7 west two miles from N-28 to 110th Ave. Proceed north on 100th 2.5 miles to a parking area on the east water. Also, continue on the entrance road to the west into the park and another parking area at the end, on the west water.
858
Polk
True
True
False
Ashworth Park
3
Polk
True
True
False
Big Creek SP
At the northern end of the Sayloville Lake area in Polk Co. Take Hwy. 415 a little over 1.5 miles north out of Polk City to the park entrance.
244
Polk
True
True
False
Brown's Woods
From I-235 inn West Des Moines: Take the 63rd St exit, and head south for about 3 miles to Brown's Woods Dr. Take a right at the stoplight and follow the signs.
174
Polk
False
False
True
Capitol Complex
The capitol complex is east of downtown Des Moines and very visible from a number of vantages. Post-breeding birds may be found wandering anywhere around the complex but nesting seems to be primarily on the south side of the capitol building along Walnut St. Park in any public parking lot in the area and just wander around.
1240
Polk
True
False
False
Carney Marsh
2182
Polk
False
False
False
Chichaqua "Duck ponds"
The duck ponds are off the south side of NE 126th Avenue to the east of the ranger's house and associated buildings. How to get there.  From NE 134th Ave (aka F22 on the DeLorme Gazetteer), head south on NE 80th Street.  At the end of this road, you'll automatically be heading east onto NE 126th Ave, which is smoothly paved. After about three-fourths of a mile, look for some buildings (including the ranger's house) on the north side of the road.  Just before these buildings, there is a large, rectangular parking lot.  Park here.  (You
could alternatively park in a small area that is ENE of the ranger's house, but the big lot is probably the best bet on weekends - and it's close to where you'll need to walk anyway.) Now, walk out and follow 126th Ave again to the east.  After a short distance, about where a separate road heads to the north, notice that 126th is gated.  Walk past this gate and continue east along the gravel two-track path.  After a leisurely ~10-minute walk, you'll see the unlabeled "duck ponds" off the south side of the path. These ponds are obviously much deeper than the wetlands you may have noticed during the first part of the walk.  At my last check, there was an elevated outlet pipe distributing water into the ponds.
313
Polk
True
True
False
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
in northeast Polk Co. Take the Elkhart/F-22 exit off I-35 and drive 5.5 miles east through Elkhart to a T-intersection with NE 72nd St. Turn left (north) on 72nd and follow for one mile as it curves northeast and east. Look for the entrance signs to the park.
1049
Polk
True
True
False
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt--Chichaqua Bottoms Trail
in northeast Polk Co. Take the Elkhart/F-22 exit off I-35 and drive 5.5 miles east through Elkhart to a T-intersection with NE 72nd St. Turn left (north) on 72nd and follow for one mile as it curves northeast and east. Look for the entrance signs to the park.
1216
Polk
True
False
False
Clive Greenbelt Trail
In the west Des Moines (city) area. West of Des Moines, take the U.S. 6 exit off I-35/80 and go east one mile to 100th St. Go south on 100th about a third of a mile and look for the parking area for the greenbelt bike trail, which goes off in either direction.
182
Polk
True
False
False
Dale Maffitt Reservoir  (Polk Co.)
From Des Moines: Take I-35 south to the Highway 5/Des Moines International Airport exit. Once on Highway 5, take the 1st exit you come to, which is the Walnut Woods exit. Take a right on Maffitt Lake Dr. Cross over I-35, and the lake will be on your left.
5
Polk
False
False
False
Des Moines
780
Polk
True
False
True
Easter Lake County Park
On the south side of Des Moines. From US 65, turn east onto East Army Post Rd. Go about a mile to Indianola Ave. and turn north. Go about another mile to the stop light and turn east (right). In approximately a mile the entrance to the park will be on your left. Other access points are found by following the road around the lake.
289
Polk
True
True
False
Errington Marsh WMA
In northeast Polk Co. Off I-35 at Ankeny, go three miles east on Hwy. 931 to 46th St. Proceed north on 46th one mile to 102nd Ave., then east one half mile to the south end of the marsh area. The area extends north one mile to 110th Ave. and generally along 56th St., the next road east.
267
Polk
True
False
False
Glendale Cemetery
1080
Polk
True
True
False
Gray's Lake Park
From Fleur Avenue, about 2 1/2 miles north of the Des Moines Airport and just southwest of the downtown area. From downtown, follow Grand Ave. west until it angles south and crosses the Raccoon River bridge, becoming Fleur.  From I-235, take the Airport/Martin Luther King exit and follow the signs to the airport along a circuitous and confusing route to Fleur. Waterworks Park will be on one side, and Gray's Lake on the other side of Fleur.  
1011
Polk
False
False
False
Johnston gravel pits
- just northwest of Des Moines. Take the Johnston exit, no. 131, north off I-35/80. Go north one half mile on Merle Hay Rd. to 55th, and west on 55th more than one half mile to Beaver Dr. Turn north on Beaver and look for a lane going west passing between the gravel pits. Park on the shoulder and walk the lane.
1278
Polk
False
False
False
Living History Farms
In the Des Moines metro area: Take Interstate 35/80 to the Highway 6/Hickman Rd. exit. Go west on Hickman until you get to 111th St. Turn north, and the address is 2600 111th St. in Urbandale.
346
Polk
True
False
False
Moeckley Prairie (private property)
From Polk City: Take NW 118th Ave (also known as northside drive) east out of Polk City.  Just past NW 38th St. on the north.
side of the road.
2276
Polk
True
False
False
Morningstar airport pits (private property)
523
Polk
True
True
False
Raccoon River Park
2184
Polk
False
False
False
Red Feather Prairie
At the south end of Saylorville Lake, east side. From I-80 north of Des Moines, take Hwy. 415 north, west, and north again, seven miles to 80th Ave., on the left. The prairie is at the end of this dead end road, through a housing subdivision.
239
Polk
False
True
False
Runnells W.A.
An unofficial, locally-named area in the extreme southeast corner of Polk Co. (within the Red Rock Area). In town of Runnells, Hwy. 316 has a right-angle corner at Brown St. (N-S) and McKinney St. (E-W). Go south on Brown one block to Hancock, at the Post Office. Turn right (west) on Hancock about two blocks, until you can follow a gravel road (SE Vandalia Dr.) curving south over the R.R. tracks. When the gravel road soon turns right (west), continue straight on the dirt road into the public hunting area.
1
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir
1940
Polk
True
False
False
Saylorville Reservoir--Big Creek spillway (W. Jester Park Dr. access)
848
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir--Cherry Glen Recreation Area
on the southern east shore of Saylorville Lake in Polk Co. About four miles south of Polk City along Hwy. 415, take NW 94th Ave. west into the Cherry Glen area.
1047
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir--Cottonwood Recreation Area
From the top of the Saylorville Dam heading east. Go east to the intersection with NW Horseshoe Rd., and take a right. Round the curve to the T-intersection of NW Horseshoe Rd. and NW 37th St. Take another right, and follow the signs. The bird was found in the Cottonwood Area east of the river below the dam.
1575
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir--dam pullouts
ABOVE THE DAM - Off I-80/I-35, north of Des Moines, go six miles north on Hwy. 415, including turns west and north again, to NW 84th Ave. Turn west and follow the signs to the dam. BELOW THE DAM - Take the Johnston exit north off I-35/80, northwest of Des Moines, and continue through Johnston about a mile to the four-way stop at Merle Hay Rd. and NW Beaver Dr. Turn left (west) on Beaver and continue about one mile to NW 78th Ave., across from Camp Dodge. Turn right on 78th and after about one mile take a right at the T-intersection and follow this to below the dam. TAILWATER PONDS - Turn right on 78th as above and after about one mile take a left at the T-intersection and follow this to the tailwater ponds. (also see Saylorville page on this website)
155
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir--Jester Park
On the west shore of Saylorville Lake in Polk Co. Just southeast of Granger, take Hwy. 17 about two miles north from Hwy. 141 to NW 122nd Ave. Turn right (east) and follow the signs to the park and campground. Or, past the west end of the Mile Long Bridge over the lake, go west (slightly right) at the first intersection, and after one half mile turn north on 107th St. and follow the signs.
1360
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir--Lakeview Recreation Area
At the south end of the western shore of Saylorville Lake in Polk Co. Just north of Johnston, take NW Beaver Dr. left (ultimately north) a little more than two miles from the four-way stop at Merle Hay Rd. to the Lakeview entrance road on the right.
1361
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir--Lincoln Access
At the west end of the Mile Long Bridge across the midsection of Saylorville Lake. The bridge is entered from W. Bridge St. off Hwy. 415 at the south edge of Polk City.
737
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir--Oak Grove Recreation Area
On the southern east shore of Saylorville Lake in Polk Co. About 3.5 miles north of I-80 along I-35, take the Hwy. 160/Bondurant exit, no. 90. Go west on 160 three miles to Hwy. 415. Follow 415 north about four miles and look for signs to the area.
1013
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir--overflow spillway and Bob Shetler Recreation Area
195
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir--Polk City Wildlife Area
Just south of Polk City in Polk County, at about the midway point of the east side of Saylorville Lake. About one mile south of Polk City along Hwy. 415, come to a dam at an inlet near a marina. Just past the east end of the dam (away from Polk City), NW 110th Ave. goes north to Polk City W.A.
639
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir--Red Feather Prairie
458
Polk
True
True
False
Saylorville Reservoir--Sandpiper Recreation Area
On the east shore of Saylorville Lake in Polk Co. The area is at the end of McBride Dr., which runs south off a bend in Hwy. 415 about one half mile south of Polk City.
1939
Polk
True
False
False
Saylorville Reservoir--Visitor Center
2185
Polk
False
False
False
Scott St. Dam
On the Des Moines River in downtown Des Moines. Follow 1st St. south along the west bank of the river. You soon come to the baseball stadium on your right, and after this a traffic light at the river, which is Scott St. Turn left here, cross the river, and look for the parking area on your right, at the river.
1499
Polk
False
False
False
Small wetland near Jester Park
This wetland can be viewed from the corner of 103rd Court and 114th Street
in NW Polk County generally south of Jester Park.

From NW Beaver Drive on the west side of Saylorville Lake, turn north at
107th Street and turn right at 114th Street (this is the street that leads
to the Jester Park Stables.)
4
Polk
True
True
False
Terra Park
In Johnston in western Polk Co. From I-35/80, take Merle Hay Rd. (the Johnston exit) north a little more than 1/2 mile to Pioneer Parkway. Turn west on Pioneer Parkway and proceed about 1/3 mile to the lake on the south side, adjacent to Iowa Public Television. There are drives on both sides of the lake and a trail around it.
268
Polk
True
True
False
Walnut Woods SP
in Polk Co. adjacent to West Des Moines. 4.5 miles south of I-235, take exit 68 off I-35 to Hwy. 5. Take Hwy. 5 east one half mile to 105th St. Turn left (north) and follow 105th into the park.
13
Polk
True
True
False
Water Works Park
In West Des Moines in Polk Co. Take the 31st St. exit off of I-235, a little more than two miles west of the Des Moines River. Go south on 31st one mile to Grand Ave., and then east on Grand one mile to 18th St. Turn right (south) on 18th and then quickly right onto Fleur Dr. A little less than one mile south on Fleur is the entrance to the park, to the west. Follow the blacktop entrance road about 1/4 mile until the road begins to turn left, but at this point continue straight ahead to a parking area at the water.
1249
Polk
True
True
False
Yellow Banks County Park
131
Pottawattamie
True
True
False
Hitchcock Nature Area
In western Pottawattamie Co. Drive five miles north on Old Lincoln Highway (formerly Hwy. 183) out of Crescent and turn left at the Hitchcock N.C. sign, then turn right at the top of the hill. Raptor viewing is at the lodge. There is a $2.00 daily charge to enter (or get a year's pass for $10 from the rangers).
132
Pottawattamie
True
True
False
Lake Manawa
- just south of Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie Co. Follow U.S. 275 west 1.5 miles off I-29 to the park’s entrance.
287
Pottawattamie
True
True
False
MidAmerican Energy Ponds
South of Council Bluffs. Access is now unavailable and only the NORTH pond can be viewed from outside the complex.
SOUTH POND, viewable only from on site: Access unavailable. NORTH POND, viewing from public road, permission not needed: Take Hwy. 370 east off I-29 (Bellevue exit), crossing over the interstate. Take the first left (L-31/195th), a gravel road going north along the interstate. Follow this 2.75 miles to your first left, Basswood Ave., a dead-end road. Follow Basswood west just back over the interstate, and park along the shoulder.
1937
Pottawattamie
True
False
False
Vincent Bluff State Preserve
927
Pottawattamie
True
False
False
Wilson Island SP
2210
Poweshiek
True
False
False
Arbor Lake
Starting at intersection of Hwy 6 and Hwy 146 in Grinell prodeed SOUTH on Hwy 146 approximately .7 miles to Washington Ave.  Turn right (WEST) and proceed to parking lot at end of the road.
1115
Poweshiek
False
False
False
Deep River Timber
From Deep River (SE Poweshiek) go east on Hwy 85 about mile and turn LEFT (NORTH) onto Hwy 21.  Proceed 1.2 miles to Deep River Timber Reserve (parking lot) on you right.  

A second access is available form Deep River go east on Hwy 85 about 1.5 miles (becomes F52) and turn LEFT (NORTH) onto 225th.  Proceed ~ .7 miles to end of road.
123
Poweshiek
True
True
False
Diamond Lake
From Montezuma center F57 and Hwy (southern Poweshiek Co) Hwy 63 ~1/2 mile.  Turn left (WEST) into the park.
405
Poweshiek
False
True
False
Fox Forest W.A.
From Montezuma center proceed WEST on CR F57 (AKA Diamond Trail Rd.) 3.1 miles (this will be about 2 miles PAST Diamond Lake County Park entrance) to 100th Street.  Turn left (SOUTH) on 100th and proceed 1 mile to 500th.  Turn left (EAST) and proceed ~ 1/2 mile to Fox Forest Area parking lot (on your left (NORTH side).

The area has expanded and there are 3-4 other parking areas as you go around the area:
#1  1172 Diamond Trail Rd  41.581586, -92.551669
#2  4998 110th St    41.577641, -92.570794
#3  Diamond Trail Rd   41.579360, -92.578648
2253
Ringgold
False
False
False
Boone Woods
From Mount Ayr, take US hwy 169 South to Redding, just on the South edge of town, turn r