Winegar Wildlife Area

2008 Flood Damaged Launch
2008 Flood Damaged Launch
Repair Prep-work
Site improvements
Boat launch redesign


Winegar Park:

With nearly 2 miles of Cedar River shoreline, the Winegar Wildlife Area (including Mt. Auburn Boat Launch and Tobin's Cabin Area) offers spectacular opportunities to enjoy nature.  Forested lowland areas surrounding oxbow lakes alongside the scenic Cedar River offers fishing and hunting opportunities (in season) and hiking and birding possibilities.  Maintained as a Game Management Area.

Winegar Park Equestrian Trail

Our newest Benton County Conservation trail travels through the area of Winegar Wildlife Area with a few miles of freshly cut equestrian trails through the 490 plus acres wilderness that stretches along the Cedar River.



Winegar Wildlife Area:
5033 22nd Avenue
Brandon, IA 52210

Find us in East-Central Iowa:

From Cedar Rapids: ~40 miles NW
From Des Moines: ~65 miles E
From I-380 (Urbana): ~18 miles W
Mt. Auburn: ~5 miles E


  • 467 acre Game Management Area
  • Boat ramp (Cedar River)
  • Fishing (from shore and river)
  • Picnic areas
  • Hunting and fishing (in season)
  • Hiking trails
  • Equestrian trail use area
  • Red Cedar Cabin
+ Park managed and patrolled by Ranger Ben Bonar 319-560 9802