2370 HWY F-15 Marengo, IA 52301
The Big Bend Conservation Area is located just 2 miles northeast of Marengo, along the Iowa River Corridor. Big Bend is an excellent wildlife area that includes 250 acres of cottonwood-maple forest mixed with 70 acres of wetland. Wildlife abounds in this area, including a great variety of waterfowl, beaver, otter, eagles, songbirds, deer and turkey. The area is open to hunting, fishing, birding, and other outdoor activities.
Directions: Drive 1 mile north of Marengo on V-66, and two miles east on Hwy F-15. An access road and parking area are provided as well as limited access to the river.
The road to the Iowa River is occasionally out due to flooding.