Richard's Marsh


Richard's Marsh consists of 74.75 acres of restored prairie and wetlands. This marsh was named in memory of Richard O. Eggland, a businessman/farmer from Roland, Iowa who was committed to conservation and the preservation of the land.

Public hunting is allowed.  If ample water conditions persist into the fall, good waterfowling is possible due to the proximity to Little Wall Lake (public) and Anderson Lake (private). A reminder to hunters that a house is located at the south west corner of this area. Hunters need to be a minimum of 200 yards away before shooting.

Hunters are required to use, and can possess, only non-toxic shot while hunting migratory game birds, resident game birds, game animals or furbearers (excluding deer and wild turkey) on all land owned or managed by the Hamilton County Conservation Board.

The marsh is open during non-hunting seasons to area students and their teachers for the study of plants, animals, ecology and conservation.​


 It is located 1 mile northeast of Jewell at 3186 Saratoga Avenue. Go north of Jewell on highway 69, turn east on 320th St, go one mile to Saratoga Ave and turn north. This area is on the east side of the road.

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