Sawmill Hollow Wildlife Area

Located in the Loess Hills, Sawmill Hollow Wildlife Area has 155 acres of woodland and ridge top prairie habitat with hunting for deer, turkey, pheasants, rabbits and squirrels. Hunters are reminded it is illegal to discharge a firearm within 200 yards of an occupied building or feedlot-watch for signs. There is also has a six-acre lake for fishing with bass, bluegill and catfish; electric motor only. Overnight camping is NOT allowed at the Sawmill Hollow Wildlife Area. It is an excellent location for bird watching and morel mushroom hunting. It is also part of the Loess Hills Bird Conservation Area designated by the Iowa DNR.


Located 7 miles north of Missouri Valley off Loess Hills Trail (L20). Access to Sawmill Hollow Wildlife Area is on a Level B dirt road.


  • Parking lot
  • Boat ramp
  • No restroom or water facilities
  • Pack out trash and recycling