Vande Weerd Pit

Vande Weerd Entrance Sign
Vande Weerd Entrance Sign
picnic shelter and grill
Vande Weerd Pit Area

The Vande Weerd Pit  is an 18 acre area that has a small pond, prairie and tree line, for hunting and fishing.  There is an open air picnic shelter for use along with a fire ring with grill grate, must supply own firewood. This area provides a quiet space to unwind in between a long drive along the road or for those looking for someplace easy to access.  Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon of hiking, exploring and fishing the pond or the river.  Make a day of it and explore the Floyd River Wildlife Complex A that is adjacent to the area providing more prairie to explore.


3 miles South of Hospers on Hwy 60 and intersection of 430th St.
Click here for map


  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing/Ice Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking- blaze your own trail
  • Hunting
  • Open Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Winter Activities

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open daily 7 am- 10:30 pm.