Polk County: Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt


Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt contains woodlands, prairie grasslands and wetlands.  You can rent canoes to explore the old oxbows of the original Skunk River channel.  For more information on the oxbows, I recommend watching this Iowa PBS video.

The hiking trails total 4.5 miles and are flat, wide trails.  We hiked 3 miles today and enjoyed seeing the pony truss bridge and watching birds from inside the bird blind.  There are restrooms near the main entrance in a heated building that is open year-round.