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Kelley Area Insight

  • Jackson Krile
    RE/MAX Real Estate Center
    Kelley, Iowa is a small town located just a short drive north of Des Moines. While it may not be as well-known as some of the larger cities in the area, there are still plenty of interesting attractions to discover in and around Kelley. One must-see place to visit in Kelley is the Brown Wigg Wildlife Area.

    The Brown Wigg Wildlife Area is a beautiful nature reserve that spans over 400 acres of land. The area is owned and managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and is home to a diverse range of plant and animal life. Visitors to the area can enjoy hiking and birdwatching, as well as fishing and hunting (with appropriate permits).

    One of the highlights of the Brown Wigg Wildlife Area is the beautiful lake that sits at its center. The lake is stocked with a variety of fish, including bass, bluegill, and catfish, making it a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts. The lake is also home to a variety of bird species, including bald eagles, great blue herons, and ospreys.

    Another interesting feature of the Brown Wigg Wildlife Area is the hiking trails that wind their way through the area. The trails offer visitors the chance to explore the beautiful Iowa countryside, with stunning views of the lake and surrounding forests. The trails are well-maintained and offer a range of difficulty levels, making them suitable for hikers of all ages and abilities.

    In addition to the natural beauty of the Brown Wigg Wildlife Area, visitors can also enjoy a number of amenities and facilities, including picnic areas, restrooms, and boat ramps. There are also a number of nearby campgrounds and lodging options for those who want to spend more time exploring the area.

    Overall, the Brown Wigg Wildlife Area is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Kelley or the surrounding area. Whether you're looking to enjoy some fishing or hunting, go for a scenic hike, or simply soak up the beauty of Iowa's natural landscapes, this nature reserve has something for everyone.

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