Shield Prairie

Shield Paririe
Shield Paririe
Shield Prairie

Much of Shield Prairie's 80 acres has never been plowed. Previous owners over seeded the area with cool season grasses for livestock forage. Nearly 30 years of protection have allowed native plants to begin to reestablish themselves. Shield Prairie is owned by the Iowa DNR and managed by the Muscatine County Conservation Board. It was the first area purchased in Iowa with donations through the “Chickadee Check-Off” program.


Located at 1825 Seven Springs Road, Muscatine.


  • Public hunting
  • Parking lot
  • Native prairie/grassy areas
  • Wetlands

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open year-round