Pilot Grove State Preserve

260th Williamsburg, IA 52361

A wooded knoll rose from the long stretches of prairie which surrounded it.  From1840’s on, Pilot Grove was known as a landmark for pioneers going west across Iowa.  The prairie has now given way to cultivated fields, and much of the timber that made up Pilot Grove is also gone.  The 7 acre remnant includes an oak-hickory savanna and evidence of wagon trials through the timber.  This historical area is owned by the state but managed by the Iowa County Conservation Board as a wildlife preserve.

No Hunting allowed

Directions: Drive west of Williamsburg on V66, south to 260th St, west 1/2 mile

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