Wildlife Watching in Louisa County


If you are interested in watching wildlife, you will find endless opportunities in Louisa County.

Area/Location Eagles Upland birds Waterfowl Shorebirds Herptiles Other/Notes
Flaming Prairie Park     X X X  
Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge X X X X X  
Chinkapin Bluffs Recreation Area   X X     raptors, overlook
Cone Marsh Widlife Area   X X X X sandhill cranes
Horseshoe Bend Divison of Port Louisa NWR

(closed to all uses Sept 15- Nov 30)
  X X X X  
Indian Slough Wildlife Area X X X X   eagle nest
Klum Lake Wildlife Management Area   X X X    
Millrace Flats Wildlife Management Area   X   X    
Odessa Wildlife Management Area

X   X X X eagle nests

Eagle Watching

Listed below are some favorite spots for eagle viewing along the Iowa and Mississippi Rivers. Viewing is accesible from parking areas unless noted.

Cappy Russell Boat Ramp
Ferry Landing
Fred T. Schwob Boat Ramp
Highway 61 Access
Indian Slough Wildlife Area (nest visible from parking lot)
Kilpeck Landing
Port Louisa National Wildlife Area (good viewing from headquarters overlook deck)
River Forks Boat Access