Willow Creek Wildlife Area

Willow Creek Wildlife Area is a 204 acre wildlife management area that is open to public hunting.  It is primarily an upland area with prairie seedings and eight restored wetlands scattered over the area.  Pheasants, waterfowl, small game, and furbearers are the main species sought on this area. In 2017 the Iowa DNR added 160 acres to this.  The entire 364 acre area is now managed by the DNR.


Willow Creek Wildlife Area is located nine miles south of Ralston on N58 and 1/2 mile east on 310th Street.  Or three miles east of Coon Rapids on E63, two miles north on N58, and 1/2 east on 310th Street.


  • Ideal diversity of reestablished prairie and 8 reconstructed wetlands.
  • Public hunting with hunting opportunity for pheasant and waterfowl.

Operating Hours & Seasons

This area is open all year and 24 hours a day.