Cooper's Prairie Marsh

Cooper Prairie Marsh is a 40 acre property in central Story County.  This land was acquired from Robert Cooper in 1976. Prior to acquisition, part of the area was farmed. However, the naturally occurring pothole on the site fills with several feet of water each spring.The agricultural land has been converted to restored prairie, and a parking area was installed in the southeast corner of the marsh. 

This is a public hunting area with upland and waterfowl species; no target practice is allowed; only non-toxic ammunition is allowed.

Public Hunting Brochure


SCC Rules and Regulations


58249 200th Street, Nevada IA 50201

.75 miles west of 590th Avenue [or .2 miles east of 580th Avenue] on 200th Street

Operating Hours & Seasons

Park hours are 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.


This area is open year round.