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Pioneer Ridge Nature Center

1339 Highway 63

General Description: Located just north of the Davis and Wapello County line on Highway 63, Pioneer Ridge Nature Area is the headquarters for Wapello County Conservation Board. The topography is rolling with the primary vegetation type consisting of relatively mature oak/hickory timber open grass ridge tops. An effort is underway to convert all of the non-native pasture grasses to diverse native prairie as well as restore oak savanna plant communities. With Pioneer Ridge Nature Center on site, a major focus of this area is educating both youth and adults in environmental and natural resource management issues. Primitive camping is available in a small camping area. The area also has two fully furnished log cabins available for rent all year. An extensive trail system allows users to traverse this beautiful area by foot, bike or horseback.


Kathy Fortney

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Beautiful location and very clean. The campground is a nice, little, hidden gem. We will be back!

Sharman Handling

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Love this place to go trail riding ,I wish they would mow more of the weeds down and move the Frisbee catchers away from where horses are tied but other than that it is perfect

James Maize

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Very nice place to take the kids to walk the trails or fish. We joined up with the local astronomy club for a star gazing party. Very nice!

Matthew Froah

Monday, May 21, 2018
Wonderful park, good fishing, camping, and beautiful cabins.

Connie Wilson

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Wonderful place to explore

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