Kindlespire Complex

  • All Clay County property subject to Iowa laws.

Located 1 mile east of the town of Cornell on 485th St.

Kindlespire Complex is a 310 acre wildlife area located along the Little Sioux River.

The park features include:

  • boat ramp
  • pit toilets
  • picnicking
  • hiking trails
  • bird watching
  • river fishing
  • hunting

Deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel and mushroom hunting can be experienced at this property.

Areas for primitive camping available.

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Burr Oak Cemetery Addition

Located in southern Clay county Intersection 250th Ave & 500th Street.

  • All Clay County property subject to Iowa laws.

40 acres of hardwood timber with rolling hills. This area includes a historical pioneer era cemetery.  Great area to take hikes and do some bird watching.  This area is open to all types of hunting.  Deer, turkey, squirrel and mushroom hunting can be experienced at this property.

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Burr Addition

Located in southern Clay county 2 miles east of the town of Cornell and 1 south.

  • All Clay County property subject to Iowa laws.

151 acre wildlife area with open prairie and oak trees.  Great area to take hikes and do some bird watching.  This area is open to all types of hunting. Deer, turkey, squirrel and mushroom hunting can be experienced at this property.

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Nelson / Reng Addition

Located in southern Clay county 2 miles east of the town of Cornell and 1/2 mile south.

  • All Clay County property subject to Iowa laws.

77 acre wildlife area with oak savannah. Great area to take hikes and do some bird watching. This area is open to all types of hunting. Deer, turkey, squirrel, pheasant and mushroom hunting can be experienced at this property.

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Nelson Addition

Located in southern Clay county 1 mile east of the town of Cornell on 490th.

  • All Clay County property subject to Iowa laws.

40 acre wildlife area of primarily oak timber with 6 acres of open prairie. Great area to take hikes and do some bird watching.  This area is open to all types of hunting. Deer, turkey, squirrel, pheasant and mushroom hunting can be experienced at this property.

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Ralph Addition

Located in southern Clay county 2 1/2 miles east of HWY 71 on 480th street.

  • All Clay County property subject to Iowa laws.

127 acre wildlife area with open prairie and river bottom-land. Great area to take hikes and do some bird watching.  This area is open to all types of hunting and river fishing. Pheasant, deer, turkey, squirrel and mushroom hunting can be experienced at this property.

Heissel Addition - Park

Heissel Addition

  • All Clay County property subject to Iowa laws.

This 344-acre public recreational area includes habitat diversity, native prairie plant ecology, high-quality wildlife populations, and watershed protection opportunities along the Little Sioux River.  It is the Clay County Conservation Board’s honor to name this property after their former Director, Mr. Dan Heissel. Mr. Heissel served Clay County Conservation for 15 years.

Hunting of waterfowl, deer, pheasant, turkey, and squirrel allowed. Mushrooms hunting and abundant bird-watching and hiking are available in this area.  River fishing is also available.