Fishing, Hiking, & Hunting
West Canoe Creek flows through this entire property; adjacent properties allow for public fishing as well. This mile long fishable creek includes stocked Rainbow Trout and Wild Brown trout. There are numerous deep, slow moving holes combined with fast flowing structure filled pools that accommodate all concepts of trout fishing. Mowed trails allow easy access to the stream. We would prefer catch & release only to keep the fish population strong. Nearby, Pine Springs Creek, flows 2 miles through Seed Saver's Exchange offering naturally producing Brook and Brown Trout. Winneshiek County offers over 32 miles of fishable trout streams and is known as one of the premier trout fishing hubs in the Driftless Region.
Whether you're looking for an easy adventure or more of a challenge, this property welcomes all skill levels of hiking. Mowed trails following the trout stream make for easy hiking and fishing. If you like getting off the beaten trail, steep ridges and woods provide more complex terrain. While you're out and about, numerous varieties of flowers, trees, birds, and wildlife can be seen through out the 24 acres.
White-tailed deer and turkeys frequent the 24 acre property. This property has all elements to hold wildlife; water, cover, crops, valleys and ridge tops. Archery hunting will be allowed to a few customers each year for both white-tailed deer and turkeys. Trout Cove will be available for lodging while you hunt. You will be required to bring your own gear and equipment. Northeast Iowa also offers some of the best public hunting in the country if you would like to try elsewhere while on your stay. Please inquire for more information about rates.
This property boasts a large number of dead elm trees that are perfect holding spots for morel mushrooms in the spring. Puffball mushrooms have also been found on the hill side during the fall. Plan to book your stay late April through May to increase your chances of finding delicious tasting morel mushrooms.