New Haven Potholes Outdoor Classroom

The New Haven Potholes Park is  a 168 acre outdoor classroom with 1.5 miles of mowed self-guided nature trails. The area is designed for "Quiet type" recreation such as hiking, bird and animal observation, photography, and cross-country skiing. Habitats include forest, marsh, prairie, and the Little Cedar River. Off-road parking with walk-in access.


Located 6 miles east and 1.5 miles north of Osage, Iowa.


  • No hunting
  • Hiking
  • Ski
  • Fishing - Stream
  • Pit Toilets

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open Year Round - Access Sometimes Limited During Winter Months