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Rolling Thunder Prairie




Rolling Thunder Prairie is a 282 acre wildlife management area purchased in three tracts. The original 122 acres was purchased in 1981, eighty acres was purchased in 1991 and a second eighty was purchased in 1992. All three purchases were made with assistance from the Wildlife Habitat Fund, a very competitive grant program financed by the Wildlife Habitat Fee, required with the purchase of an Iowa hunting license. A rolling area with a wooded creek, that area consists mainly of grasses and forbs. It is used extensively by a variety of upland and woodland species. The two hundred acres on the west side of 80th Avenue have never been plowed and contain high quality native prairie vegetation.

Location

From Highway 69 head west on G76 for about 5 miles.  Turn North on 80th Street. Parking lot is on the West side of the road about a mile north of G76..
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Features

A rolling area with a wooded creek, that area consists mainly of grasses and forbs. It is used extensively by a variety of upland and woodland species. The two hundred acres on the west side of 80th Avenue have never been plowed and contain high quality native prairie vegetation. Use this link for a partial list of animal and plant species occurring at Rolling Thunder.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Park hours are 6:30 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.




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