Cone Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Cone Marsh Wildlife Management Area

This wetland is popular not only with waterfowl hunters but also with eastern Iowa bird watching enthusiasts. Wetland bird species uncommon to southeast Iowa are often spotted at Cone Marsh. The marsh is a combination of open water, cattails, bulrush and arrowhead. There is also some upland in restored prairie and cropland.


three parking lots

two boat ramps (gravel)

Reasons to Visit

Excellent for viewing/hunting waterfowl and other wetland bird species

Watchable Wildlife: sandhill cranes and other wetland bird species; otters

Hunting: major – waterfowl, pheasant, rabbit; minor – deer

Northwest of Columbus Junction
220th and V Ave, Columbus Junction, IA 52738

Size: 700 acres

Habitat: wetland, prairie, timber, cropland

Iowa Department of Natural Resources