Wickiup Hill Natural Area

Acquired in the 1960’s, this 790-acre area is a part of the Cedar River Greenbelt and is home to the Wickiup Hill Learning Center. It is managed as two distinct areas - a 390-acre wildlife refuge in the south and a 400-acre hunting area north. The southern portion is of archeological significance, as Native American burial mounds and artifacts have been found here. 


This natural area is located near the 3900 block of Wickiup Hill Rd, Toddville, IA 52341. For a map of this area, click here.


- The Wickiup Hill Learning Center
- Trails south, mowed turf (5.1 miles)
- Trails north, mowed turf (3.4 miles)
- Cross-country ski trails south (5.1 miles)
- Wetland boardwalk and observation deck
- Bluffs, rolling hills and flat floodplain
- Upland and lowland woodlands
- Prairie
- Savanna

- Hiking
- Photography
- Cross-country skiing
- Snowshoeing
- Nature study
- Hunting
- River fishing
- Trapping

Operating Hours & Seasons

South area (near Wickiup Hill Learning Center): 
7 am – sunset in summer           
7 am – 4:00 pm in winter

4 am – 10:30 pm