Anders Wildlife Area

Aerial View of Anders Wildlife Area

Nestled five miles southeast of Iowa Falls is the 229 acre Anders Wildlife area managed by the Hardin County Conservation Board. The property was purchased on December 30, 1997, from the trustees of the Earnest E. Anders Residuary Trust. The area originally consisted of 37 acres reconstructed prairie, 20 acres of brome/alfalfa, 64 acres of timber along the Iowa River and 105 acres of crop ground. It includes a few acres of native prairie located on the north side of 150th St on the edge of the timber. This is one of the few areas in Hardin County where one of the earliest spring wildflowers, the Pasque flower can be found. Hardin County Conservation works closely in partnership with the Greenbelt Pheasants Forever  Chapter on  this area.


Follow Hwy 65 South - one mile, east one mile on 140th St., south on N Ave 1.5 miles, east on150th St. 2 miles.


A primary function of this area is its designation for public hunting. Fishing opportunities on this property are best accessed by canoe or kayak by way of the Iowa River. Shore access to the river is available by venturing north through the forest. Anders Wildlife Area includes a few acres of native prairie located on the north side of 150th Street, bordering the timber edge. Native flowers are a seasonal pleasure for photographers and other wildlife enthusiasts and promote great habitat for pollinators and songbirds. The other half of the year provides great access for hunters.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open 6:00 A.M. and closes at 10:30 P.M.