Easy trail and pretty views of marsh and river. Lots of birds — wish I had brought binoculars!

Monday, July 17, 2017

This place is awesome. If you love wildlife, this place is for you. Eagles, ducks, frogs, turtles, and deer. Trail is a truck path, flat and easy. Perfect for trail running. Has an overlook tower to enjoy the small lake with all the ducks and cranes. Like to come back in the winter for some snowshoeing.

Friday, January 02, 2015

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)

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