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Sycamore Wildlife Area

This area is temporarily closed while it undergoes important improvements. This area is mostly open grassland planted to native prairie with a riparian buffer along the creek that runs through the property.
Printable Park Map

In the middle of the area is a 5-acre fishing pond stalked with catfish, bluegill, and bass. The pond is only a short hike from the parking lot. The parking lot is located on the east side of the area off Sycamore Road. The habitat on the area is suitable for upland game birds, deer, and other wildlife that prefer a mix of grasslands and a grassland/brushy edge. Located just outside of Ottumwa this area offers city residents a chance to get out and explore a natural area with a beautiful stocked 5-acre pond.


2 miles north of Ottumwa on Sycamore Rd. just south of Hwy. 163 and Ottumwa Airport



Site Amenities

  • 5 Acre Fishing Pond
  • Parking

Recreational Activities

  • Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Photography
  • Hunting


  • Natural Environment Area
  • Wildlife Area



Map · Sycamore Wildlife Area