Cooper's Cove/White-tail Ridge

Woodland Ecology

Watch for Bald Eagles, Wild Turkey, and a variety of hawks and woodpeckers. Whitetail Ridge is open for hunting with most activity occurring during deer, wild turkey, and pheasant seasons.

Location Description

On the east side of the road, hike Whitetail Ridge that runs along Lizard Creek. On the west side, stroll across an historic keystone bridge under majestic oaks and descend to an overview by a secluded pond before spending the night in the campground complete with new shower house.

Driving Directions and other Information

Drive 7 miles E of Palmer on C56 and one-half mile south on 330th Ave.

  • 7.5 miles SE of Palmer
  • Cooper’s Cove (South Park) 59715 330th Ave., Gilmore City, IA 50541
  • Cooper’s Cove (North Campground) 59415 330th Ave., Gilmore City, IA 50541
  • GPS location N 42 41.105 W 094 53.684
  • Whitetail Ridge 59674 330th Avenue, Gilmore City, IA 50541
  • GPS location N 42 35.725 W 094 33.971
  • 80 acres - Pocahontas County Conservation Board
  • Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing, Wildflowers, Bird and Wildlife Watching, Camping

Handicapped Hunting Shack located at Birke Wildlife Area – From Cooper’s Cove/Whitetail Ridge drive .5 mile N on 330th Ave., 2 miles W on C56, .5 mile N on 310th Ave, .75 mile E on 585th Street. Please contact PCCB Office (712-335-4395) for more information and a key.

Educational Activity

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Take a short visit to Cooper's Cove/White-tail Ridge via the video below!

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