Jennett Heritage Area

The 171-acre property is especially coveted for its diverse plant and animal wildlife featuring 25 acres of remnant prairie, two ponds, and two streams. A botanical survey of the site revealed 277 native species, including 65 native prairie species, such as silver-leafed scurf pea, smooth blue aster and marble seed. The 25 acres of remnant prairie at Jennett rest on steep slopes, which allows for a greater variety of prairie plants to thrive.

The area's combination of landscapes also allows for a wide range of bird species, including wild turkey and the increasingly rare bobwhite quail.

While its biodiversity and species are impressive, Jennett is not pristine. The area's wetlands are being reconstructed, as are large portions of the prairie. The native prairie remnants have some woody invasive species that will require further work along with the oak savanna and riparian woodlands.

Hiking, walking, bird watching, geocaching, and several other activities are possible however we do not maintain trails nor do we have picnic tables or grills available. Jennett Heritage Area is a designated public fishing area and public hunting area. No target practice is allowed. Only non-toxic ammunition is allowed.  

Public Hunting Brochure


Public Fishing Brochure


SCC Rules and Regulations



62321 280th Street, Nevada IA 50201

3.75 miles south of Nevada on County Highway S-14 (620th Avenue) then 0.25 miles east on 280th Street



Invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil has been found in the pond.  Please remove all plant material from your fishing and hunting gear before use in another body of water.


Operating Hours & Seasons

Park Hours are 5:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. daily.


This area is open year round.