North Raccoon River Wildlife Area-Snyder Tract

Snyder tract sign

The North Raccoon River Wildlife Area Snyder Tract has both a public hunting area and a wildlife refuge area and is directly across from a paved  boat ramp. The public hunting area is 115 acres in size and the wildlife refuge is 30.5 acres.
The public hunting area is mostly river bottom timber along the North Raccoon River and also includes several old sandpits which do attract waterfowl. The wildlife refuge consists of oak and hickory upland timber.

Area Map


This area is located about two miles southwest of Minburn. It is reached by going west of Minburn on County Road F31. Just west of the North Raccoon River bridge, a driveway on the south side of County Road F31 leads to a parking area.

The public hunting area is bordered on the north by County Road F31, on the east by the North Raccoon River and on the west by Lexington Lane. Lexington Lane is the first road west of the North Raccoon River that junctions with County Road F31. Additional parking can be found along Lexington Lane. Three gates spaced along Lexington Lane serve as access points.

The wildlife refuge is found on the west side of Lexington Lane near the south end of the public hunting area.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Dallas County Conservation Board 
14581 K Ave. 
Perry, Iowa 50220
Phone 515-465-3577
FAX 515-465-3579
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm