Bald Forty Preserve

Access to this 40-acre tract is by walk-in only through Big Mill Wildlife Area. This area adjoins the 700-acre state owned Big Mill Wildlife Area. This area is named from the clearing done on the property in the 1940's. Since that time, the area has reforested itself into a well-established mixed hardwood forest. 


Bald Forty Preserve is located five miles west of Bellevue on County Road D57.
Google Map Location
Park Map at bottom of page.

Jackson County Conservation
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-3783


  • Forested Hunting
  • Hiking

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open daily 4:00 A.M. - 10:30 P.M.