Brushy Bayou Wildlife Area

This 75 acre river timber is located four miles southeast of Emmetsburg.  This area provides habitat for wood ducks, furbearers, deer, wild turkey, winter cover for pheasants and a home for many species of songbirds.  Brushy Bayou is one of the largest public timber tracts in Palo Alto County.  Silver maple, green ash, cottonwood and dogwood are dominant trees and shrubs.  You will find the Great Blue Heron nesting high us in trees.  This area has an excellent trail for hikers and cross country skiers.  This area provides an excellent opportunity for people to view many woodland species of wildlife in Palo Alto County!!


Four miles southeast of Emmetsburg.


Cross Country Skiing
Fishing - River
Hunting - Forest