Patterson Recreation Area

Patterson Recreation Area is a 303 acre public hunting area.  It offers a public boat ramp to the East Fork Des Moines River, access to a rock dam in the river, uplands, and wetlands.  Excellent catfish and walleye fishing is available in the river.  A 40 acre wetland is managed for waterfowl.  This area is divided by the river and by County Road B19.

Click here for a Youtube video by "Watchable Wildlife of NW Iowa" featuring Patterson Recreation Area.


Patterson Recreation Area is located about 2.5 miles east of Burt on County Road B19 (300th St.).