Kuehn Conservation Area is a large park with very diverse plants and habitats, with extensive trails. At the front of the park there is a large tipi, which is used for the annual Prairie Awakening Celebration. It’s easy to feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere in this park, with lots to explore and a bird blind to check out.
Name: Kuehn Conservation Area
Address: I Ave & Bear Creek Rd Earlham, IA 50072
Type: Places to hike
Shade: Yes, shaded trails, shaded picnic tables
Trails: Yes, grass/dirt/gravel
Water: Yes, stream – it has been very sparse whenever we visited, so I don’t consider it a good spot for creek splashing, etc. Yes, river.
Other notes: Large tipi that is accessible and open the public, bird blind, other wooden Native American structures. Trail map here: http://www.co.dallas.ia.us/home/showdocument?id=11723 The two trails we have taken, in screenshots below.
Official Website: http://www.co.dallas.ia.us/department-services/conservation/parks-recreation/kuehn-conservation-area
DSMOF Blog posts:
–2 mile trail loop hike report
Other things nearby of note:
- Hanging Rock Park isn’t too far away
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!
the bird blind at kuehn
Higher camping area
Have you been here? Leave a comment and let people know what you think!