Vaile Wetland Nature Area

The Vaile Wetland Nature Area has 280 acres of seasonal wetland habitat for migrating waterfowl. This is a restored wetland through the Wetland Reserve Program partnered with Boyer Valley Chapter of Pheasants Forever. Mixed native upland habitat also provides for pheasant and quail. It is located in the Loess Hills Bird Conservation Area designated by the Iowa DNR. There is IHAP (Iowa Hunting and Access Program) property adjacent to the wetland-click on the map at the bottom of the page.


Vaile Wetland is located three miles east of Modale on F50 and one mile north on Hamlin Avenue.


  • Parking lot
  • Prairie and wetland habitats