General Description: This area consists of a patchwork of wind-blown, associated wetlands and woodland areas that are home to some of Iowa’s rarest plants and animals. The animal inhabitants of the Eddyville Dunes represent one of the most complete, although fragile prairie communities in Iowa. It would be difficult if not impossible, to find another place in Iowa where you can see as many different kinds of plants and animals as you can at the Eddyville Sand Prairie Area. A great place to explore with field guides, camera and binoculars.
Location: One mile east of Eddyville. Take G77 east to the first gravel road east of Eddyville High School. Turn south (right) to 182nd St. then east to road closure gate. The parking lot is on the north side of the road. Columbia Twp.
Acres = 200
Site Amenities: Parking/walk-in area
Recreation Activities: Wildlife viewing and photography, hiking