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| Horseshoe Bend County Recreation Area

Business Description

This 180-acre preserve, dissected by the Little Sioux River, offers an extensive trail system winding through river valley and upland forests, meadows, marshes, and oxbow ponds. This diversity of habitats lends itself to a richness of animal life, including deer, beaver, woodpeckers, songbirds, and hawks. Wildlife management techniques used include wildflower planting, wildlife food plots, and artificial nesting structures. Facilities include a "warming shelter" with a spectacular river valley outlook, a playground featuring a huge 40' enclosed tube slide, wildlife-viewing blind, aesthetic footbridges spanning the river, modern bathroom facilities, and a picnic area. The preserve is located three miles south of Milford on Hwy. 71 and three miles west on 240th St. For shelter rental call (712) 338-4786.