Ozark Wildlife Area

Start of trail from parking lot
Start of trail from parking lot
Hiking the trails at Ozark

Two miles north and 1/2 mile east of Canton is a 323-acre wildlife area on one of Iowa's most scenic waterways, with steep limestone bluffs and rolling hills.  The North Fork of the Maquoketa River winds through the entire area with the remote undeveloped land providing excellent wildlife habitat for deer, turkeys, squirrels, and many non-game species.


Location

Ozark Wildlife Area is located two miles north and 1/2 mile east of Canton.

Access the area at 3 locations:
  • County Road 40th Avenue
  • County Road 60th Avenue (Caven Bridge is permanently closed)
  • County Road 187th Street (Level C road, you may park at the gate and walk in.)
PARK CONTACT INFORMATION:
Jackson County Conservation
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-3783
Email

Features

  • fishing
  • hunting
  • access to North Fork of the Maquoketa River
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • hiking (trails no longer maintained due to rough terrain) 


Operating Hours & Seasons

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


Closures

Caven Bridge over the Maquoketa River on 60th Ave is closed permanently. 

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