Ciha Fen Preserve

The Ciha Fen Preserve is an 80-acre sand prairie/savanna complex on a wind-deposited sand ridge.  It contains the Ciha Fen, which is one of the only two documented remaining nutrient-poor fens known in the state of Iowa.  It has numerous rare plant and animals species.

The site is a wonderful place to find solitude, stroll through short-grass prairie and under ancient oak trees, and berry pick for raspberries and strawberries. The site is an ideal wildlife refuge, but is primitive for human visitors, with ​a short faint trail loop, no restroom facilities, and a limited parking area at the entrance.


Located one and one-forth miles southeast of Sutliff, Iowa.

Address: 5656 145th St NE Lisbon, IA 52253


Sand Prairies, Savanna, and numerous wetlands - including the Ciha Fen.