Cortright Wildlife Area

Cortright Wildlife Area provides guests with multiple natural areas to enjoy. The 190 acres include ponds, wooded areas, open fields and more. Turtles and frogs fill the ponds; birds can be seen throughout the wooded areas and along the river; and animals like deer, raccoons, squirrels, and mice occasionally present themselves to the attentive watcher.


Northeast of Jesup and one mile southeast of Littleton 

West entrance (Hookanliner Addition) 1350 River Road Blvd., Independence, IA 50644

Middle entrance 1380 River Road Blvd., Independence, IA 50644

East entrance 1400 River Road Blvd., Independence, IA 50644


- Stream/River Fishing
- Lake/Pond Fishing
- Hunting
- Hiking Trails
- Nature Appreciation
- Picnicing

View an aerial map of the boundaries of this property

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open year-round from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm.

BCCB Rules and Regulations