ALERT: Full hookup sites now available at Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, and Hitchcock Nature Center for $30 per night.
ALERT: Closure of L-55 Bridge over I-80 (exit 23) to Arrowhead Park scheduled for July 1st. May be closed through early August.

Crescent Wildlife Area

Crescent Wildlife Area is a unique property nestled on the Missouri River floodplain just west of Crescent, Iowa and only minutes from Hitchcock Nature Center.
Crescent Wildlife Area
24668 Liberty Lane
Crescent, Iowa 51526
(712) 545-3283

Take Mormon Bridge Rd. west from Crescent (2 miles). Turn onto 152nd St (1.5 miles). Turn south onto Liberty Lane, there is a parking lot at the end of the road.

Park Admission:
Admission is free to Pottawattamie Conservation Habitat Areas Park Map

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Crescent Wildlife Area was acquired following the catastrophic 2011 flood. The property is made up of a 5-acre pond filled with a wide variety of river fish species, reconstructed native prairie vegetation, and native wetland vegetation. Crescent Wildlife Area is home to many different waterfowl species, shoreland bird species, wetland insects, amphibians, reptiles, and wetland mammal species. Other wildlife that can be seen on the property include small mammals, deer, grassland songbirds, bald eagles, trumpeter swans, and more.

This area is only a short 10-minute drive outside the metro area and is open for public hunting, fishing, and recreation. So, if you are looking to get out of the house and go for a hike, bird watch, fish, or hunt, Crescent Wildlife Area is a great outlet to explore!

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