Hurlbut Wildlife Area

This diverse site offers a small man-made lake, oxbows adjacent to the river, forest and upland grassland areas. A mowed one mile loop hiking trail gives you an opportunity for a leisurely stroll through the woods. The restored grassland has bluestem, switchgrass, Indian Grass, and side oats gramma. The pond has a variety of wildflowers around it.

River Corridor

Watch for Bobolink, Dickcissel, Eastern Kingbird, Cowbird, Eastern Goldfinch, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Gray Partridge and deer.

Location Description

Hurlbut Wildlife Area is located 1.5 miles N of Algona along the East Fork of the Des Moines River.

Driving Directions and other Information

  • Drive located off of River Road (120th Avenue), 1.5 miles N of Algona .
  • GPS Coordinants - N 43 06.282 W 094 13.619
  • 180 acres. Kossuth County Conservation Board
  • Hiking, Birding, Prairie Plants, Fishing, Hunting, Canoeing/Kyaking
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Take a short visit to Hurlbut Wildlife Area via the video below!

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