Eddyille Sand Dunes Prairie

This area consists of a patchwork of wind-blown sand, associated wetlands and woodland that are home to some of Iowa’s rarest plants and animals. The plant/animal inhabitants of the Eddyville Dunes represent one of the most complete, although fragile prairie communities in Iowa. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to find another place in Iowa where you can see as many different kinds of plants and animals as you can at the Eddyville Sand Prairie area. A great place to explore with field guides, camera, and binoculars. Open to bow hunting for deer and turkey only.


One mile east of Eddyville. Take G77 east to the first gravel road east of Eddyville High School – 232nd Ave. Turn south (right) onto 232nd to 182nd St. then west (right) to road closure gate. The parking lot is on the north (right) side of the road. Columbia Twp.