Ambroson Recreation Area

Formerly a rest area, this multi-use complex now contains a mixture of uplands and wetlands, providing excellent wildlife habitat. Located along the Winnebago River, and containing 21 acres of ponds, this area is especially popular for fishing. Fish include northern pike, largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegills. The area also serves as an access point for the Winnebago River Water Trail.


Located 3 miles North of Forest City on Highway 69


There is a shelter house with a charcoal grill on the West side of the river- perfect for a family outing! This area is very popular with anglers! There are four ponds to fish out of as well as the Winnebago River. This area also gets a lot of ice fisherman.

For general fishing tips and how tos, check out this link: Iowa DNR Fishing Tips

For ice fishing safety tips, check out this link: Ice Fishing Safety