The Diggins

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.

Location

Take Hwy 20 to S 15th St turn North (will turn into N 15th St) follow road till almost out of town. Turn W on road after the cemetary, then turn S on N15th PL, Turn W on 25th Ave N drive straight to dead end.