Site Details

Cairo Woods Wildlife Area - Louisa County

GPS Coordinates: 41.2005999, -91.3529062

Management: County

Description: 525 Acres Timber and prairie

Habitat: In central Louisa Co. Trails are winding and complex, defying easy verbal description. Start with the trail closest to the fence at right, and follow it as it heads generally northeast into various brush-and-meadow sections, mostly along and off the right side of the trail. One of the early right-going trails is easily seen to be a loop around a small field; this is worth checking, but it is the next right-going trail that heads into the most chat-productive shrubby area. If you have the right area, there should be a trail on the far side of the shrubby area going downhill and rightward and into a wooded section along a creek (listen for White-eyed Vireo in this shrubby section as well). Has many equestrian trails that are mowed. Lots of edge effect on the area.

Directions: 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

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

Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Cairo Woods Wildlife Area