Site Details

Port Louisa NWR--Horseshoe Bend - Louisa County

GPS Coordinates: 41.1136328, -91.0921097

Management: Federal - COE

Description: 2,606 acres of Iowa River flood plain. Managed by USFWS and closed to public September 15 to December 1.

Habitat: Grassland, wet meadows with seasonal flooding which leaves ruminant pools of water

Directions: 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.

Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Port Louisa NWR--Horseshoe Bend