Bypass Basin Refuge

This is a 113 acre area acquired from the Iowa DOT. It is ground set aside when the Highway 63 bypass project was completed.  It is an excellent upland/wetland complex.


Located in the northwest corner of New Hampton, east of Highway 63


Chickasaw County has signed an easement with the City of New Hampton to use Klenske Avenue to provide public access into the area from the south.  The access starts on the north end of the Kwik Star lot, and goes along the power poles on the west side of the field.   

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open year round 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. daily


No hunting is allowed.

 The big pond to the west of the entrance is private property.