Hale Wildlife Area

Hale Prairie Restoration Area
Hale Prairie Restoration Area
Hale Wildlife Area Sign
Hale Wildlife Area
Hale Wildlife Area

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Hale Wildlife Area

The Hale Wildlife Area, a 260-acre area, located northeast of Hale, includes 6 ponds, 8 wetlands, 197 acres of upland and prairie and 45 acres of trees.  It is the perfect location for fishing, hiking, or an afternoon of hunting.   includes restored ponds, wetlands, and prairie, as well as a small wooded draw that provides vital habitat and recreational opportunities.  The area is walk-in only — no motorized vehicles are allowed.. Hale Wildlife Area

In 2021, 158 acres of land adjacent to the Hale Wildlife Area was enrolled in the Iowa Habitat and Access (IHAP) program.  A program where landowners receive funding and expertise for habitat improvements when they enroll in the program, and in turn allow public access to their land for hunting.  This section can only be accessed through the Hale Wildlife Area.  For more information and a map of the IHAP area boundaries adjacent to the Hale Wildlife Area IDNR IHAP.  (Wait for a few seconds for the map to load.  Read and agree to the user agreement to see the map boundaries.  Click on more info to learn more about IHAP in Iowa.)



Location

Located northeast of Hale, Iowa.  Take County Road E-45 east out of Hale.  Turn left onto 75th Ave.  Turn left onto 62nd St.  The parking lot for the Hale Wildlife Area is at the end of 62nd St.

Features

This undeveloped natural area accessible by foot includes ponds - that are stocked with Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Channel Catfish, hunting and 2.7 miles of hiking trails.  The restored ponds, wetlands, and prairie, as well as a small wooded draw, provide vital habitat and recreational opportunities.  The area is walk-in only, no motorized vehicles. 

  

Hale Wildlife Area Map

Hale Wildlife Area Rules & Regulations



Operating Hours & Seasons

Open 4:30 AM - 10:30 PM year round.

Closures

Open 4:30 AM - 10:30 PM year round.