The Diggings

The Diggins

Donated to The Nature Conservancy by educator and conservationist Susan Atwell in 1968, The Diggings was acquired by the Conservation Board to help preserve the site of numerous coal excavation areas. Located on the eastern bank of the Des Moines River in the town of Fort Dodge, these 7 acres share a rich wildflower display in the spring with trees dominated by black oak, read oak, white oak, hickory, black maple, ash, and basswood. An interpretive nature trail established by Eagle Scouts takes hikers on a scenic tour of the property.


From N 15th St, turn west onto 24th Ave N. Then turn north onto N 15th Place, Turn West on 25th Ave N and drive straight to the dead end. Google map HERE