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Wheeler Grove Conservation Area

Wheeler Grove Conservation Area is a beautiful property open to public recreation in the southeastern portion of Pottawattamie County, just 3 miles east of Carson, Iowa.
Wheeler Grove Conservation Area
43774 Boxelder Avenue
Carson, Iowa 51525
(712) 741-5465

Take Highway 92 east from Carson (3 miles). Turn south on 430th St. (1-mile). Turn east on Chestnut Road (1/4 mile). Turn south on 432nd Street (1 mile). Turn east on Boxelder Avenue (1/2 mile). There is a parking lot on the north side of the road.

Wheeler Grove is Pottawattamie Conservation’s newest large land acquisition and offers a wide variety of ecosystems to explore. It is uncommon to have land within Pottawattamie County with so many natural areas intact and relatively undisturbed by agriculture.

This 247-acre habitat area includes two blocks of dense woodland, an open canopy savanna composed of mixed tree species, highly diverse prairie reconstructions, and a wetland riparian bordering Jordan Creek. The property also has a 2-acre pond tucked deep inside the property for hike-in fishing.

A wide variety of wildlife and plant species call Wheeler Grove their home; deer, turkeys, songbirds, coyotes, small mammals, and waterfowl are all common sights on this property.  A family of beavers is currently utilizing the pond as a playground if you desire to see some real engineers at work. 

Wheeler Grove Conservation Area Map

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