Chinkapin Bluffs Recreation Area

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Hike, bike, have a picnic and be sure to take time to look at the view of the Iowa River valley from the overlook.


Reasons to Visit

Special Interests: spring wildflowers along trails; prairie demonstration plot

Trails: hiking (accessible to moderately challenging), biking (crushed limestone, flat) get trail map »

Watchable Wildlife: forest, prairie, wetland, scenic overlook

Hunting: major - deer, turkey, squirrel, minor - rabbit, pheasant; get aerial photo »

Southeast of Columbus Junction
14198 R Avenue, Columbus Junction, IA 52738

Size: 498 acres

Habitat: prairie, wetland, forest, cropland

Louisa County Conservation Board       319-523-8381