Dan Green Slough

View the sunrise at this exceptional wetland area! The colors on the water are breathtaking! This area is made up of 1/2 marsh and 1/2 upland. Dan Green Slough is an excellent waterfowl area. During some spring seasons, this area is a stopping point for Snow Geese on their way north to nesting grounds. Pelicans visit the site in large numbers during migration.

Pothole Birding

This large wetland is home to marsh and Sedge Wren, Herons, Least Bittern, American Bittern, Kingfisher, Bald Eagle, Waterfowl, Gulls, American White Pelican, Cormorant and Grebes.

Also nearby Kirchner prairie is one of the best native prairies in the area. It is a "wet" prairie, in association with the slough. The best native area at Kirchner is located in the northeast corner of the site, with excellent flowers. (Dan Green will be undergoing shallow lake water management techniques soon, so birds and habitat will be changing.)

Location Description

Hunting permitted at this location. There is a boat ramp on the south side of the wetland area.

Driving Directions and other Information

  • B17 - 3 miles north of Spencer on Hwy 71 then 7 miles East on B17
  • GPS Coordinants -- N43deg. 12.865 WO95deg. 00.639
  • 733 acres, Iowa DNR (Public Wildlife Management Area & State Preserve)
  • Birding, Hunting, Canoe/Kayak
Educational Activity:
Visit Dan Green Slough Via Google Map HERE!

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Take a short trip to Dan Green Slough Via Video below!