descriptions and directions
Port Louisa NWR - Louisa County
GPS Coordinates: 41.2199535, -91.1303673
Management: Federal - COE
Description: open water and wet areas for waterfowl management closed to public in the fall from September 15 to January 1
The area is managed by the USFWS and protected by a levy with tubes to control water levels.
Habitat: the trail for bottom land is a gravel service road of about 5 miles in length, has some dry areas along the trail. open water is multiple sloughs
The trail head on the upland portion is at the Headquarters which is woods and a small open area
Directions: - 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.
Public Hunting Area
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Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Port Louisa NWR