Site Details

Indian Bluffs WMA - Jones County

GPS Coordinates: 42.2175446801585, -91.0698580741882

Management: State

Description: An 830-acre DNR wildlife area east of Monticello and south of Cascade in NE Jones County. The area is bisected by a gravel access road and features good trails in the western section. Contains wooded, rolling topography with some limestone bluffs and steep ravines; borders the Maquoketa River and contains a portion of Jordan Creek.

Habitat: Primarily mature woodland interspersed with smaller areas of savanna, grassland, and cropland. Habitat is excellent for migrant warblers and other woodland songbirds. Notable breeding birds include Pileated Woodpecker, Acadian Flycatcher, Wood Thrush, Blue-winged Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, and Northern Parula.

Directions: 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.

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

Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Indian Bluffs WMA