Eddyville Dunes Sand Prairie



The Eddyville Dunes Sand Prairie consists of 55 acres managed by the MCCB. Here you'll find windblown sand dunes dotted with several open water wetlands and wet meadows. Located on the outskirts of Eddyville, IA 52553 at either 901 North Merino Ave. or 2200 Memory Lane.  A shelterhouse and picnic table are located at 220 Memory Lane.  

This is one of the most unique sand prairie remnants in the Midwest; an ecosystem that has disappeared from Iowa except for a few small areas around the state. On a hike over the dunes you can often find rare plants and animals such as prickly pear cactus, pale green orchid, 6-lined race runner lizards and ornate box turtles.

Part of the Eddyville Dunes Sand Prairie lies within Eddyville, Iowa's city limits.  Hunting is allowed outside the city limits, but NOT within the city limits.


Amenities and Features

Picnicing Picnicking
Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter
Trails Trails (Hiking)
Water Water: Wetland


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