Site Details

Big Bend Area - Dallas County

GPS Coordinates: 41.607303086954, -94.236803058302

Management: County

Description: Located 2 miles north of Redfield, Big Bend's 640 acre wildlife area is open to hunting, fishing, bird watching, nature appreciation, canoeing and hiking on undeveloped trails through re-established prairie and an oak-hickory forest.

Habitat: Over 322 unique and diverse plant species have been documented at Big Bend, with at least 9 species which are listed as rare. Plant enthusiasts should keep their eyes open for creeping bush clover, wild honeysuckle, three seeded mercury, sedge, woodland horsetailand ebony spleenwort. You might also find Wild Senna, Hoary Tick Trefoil, Yellow Pimpernel and Cream White Gentian.

Directions: 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.