Cooper's Prairie Marsh

Hunting at Cooper's Prairie Marsh

Cooper Prairie Marsh is a 10-acre park.  Native grasses and marsh habitat are best suited to upland game and waterfowl.

Story County Conservation owned marshes are designated public hunting areas.  Hunting and trapping are allowed.  No target shooting is allowed.  Please remember to get permission when hunting within 200 yards of any occupied building, even when hunting on public land.

Only non-toxic ammunition is allowed.

All state hunting laws apply.  Hunters must possess the proper license(s).  For a complete listing of all state hunting regulations, visit www. or contact the IDNR in Des Moines at 515-281-5918.  

Pets must be on leashes at all times.  Pets shall be deemed as running at large unless the owner carries such animal or leads it by a leash or chain not exceeding six feet in length, or keeps it confined in or attached to a vehicle. Hunting dogs are permitted in designated hunting areas for training, exercise, or hunting, but must be kept on leashes from March 15 to July 15 to protect nesting birds and must be kept under control at all times.



58249 200th Street, Nevada, IA  50201


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


This area is open year round.