Odessa-Louisa Complex is a 10.5 mile trail located near Wapello, IA. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
I own a cabin on Lake Odessa and hunt/fish here. Great place for kayaking/canoeing. Excellent fishing but water level fluctuates with the season. Bordered by a Nature Preserve (off limits in Fall and Winter). concrete boat ramp, local restaraunt and campground. Toolsboro Mound nearby.
From Naturally Iowa Website: Special Interests: Viewing eagles, waterfowl and other wetland bird species; canoeing and kayaking
Watchable Wildlife: eagles (year round); waterfowl and wetland birds; other wetland wildlife;
Paddling: six accesses; Odessa Water Trail has 3 marked routes; water levels change seasonally
Hunting: major - waterfowl, deer, turkey, squirrel;
Fishing: shallow lake, wetlands
Trails: hiking (flat, mowed, service road)