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Chain Lakes Natural Area

 
Boating Boating at Chain Lakes Natural Area
A dominant feature of this 403-acre natural area is the Chain Lakes Bridge, built in 1884 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This area is part of the Cedar River Greenbelt and is divided by the Cedar River. The area consists of six separate units, the largest of which is an island. Two of the area units are accessible from Blair’s Ferry Road, one of which is planted to prairie grasses and sunflowers. There is a 400+ acre property managed by the Iowa DNR adjacent to the southern boundary. Boat ramp provides access to Cedar River.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Chain Lakes Natural Area
Boat ramp provides access to Cedar River.
Fishing Fishing at Chain Lakes Natural Area
A dominant feature of this 403-acre natural area is the Chain Lakes Bridge, built in 1884 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This area is part of the Cedar River Greenbelt and is divided by the Cedar River. The area consists of six separate units, the largest of which is an island. The area is managed for wildlife and is open to hunting during season. Two of the area units are accessible from Blair’s Ferry Road, one of which is planted to prairie grasses and sunflowers. There is a 400+ acre property managed by the Iowa DNR adjacent to the southern boundary.
Historic Visits Historic Visits at Chain Lakes Natural Area
A dominant feature of this 403-acre natural area is the Chain Lakes Bridge, built in 1884 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hunting Hunting at Chain Lakes Natural Area
The area is managed for wildlife and is open to hunting during season. Two of the area units are accessible from Blair’s Ferry Road, one of which is planted to prairie grasses and sunflowers. There is a 400+ acre property managed by the Iowa DNR adjacent to the southern boundary.
Picnicking Picnicking at Chain Lakes Natural Area
A dominant feature of this 403-acre natural area is the Chain Lakes Bridge, built in 1884 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This area is part of the Cedar River Greenbelt and is divided by the Cedar River. The area consists of six separate units, the largest of which is an island. There are four individual picnic areas each with a picnic table and fire ring with grates.