Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Year Round Walk
SN: 117964 - 2021 / Y1782
From Sat, Jan 2nd, 2021 to Dec 31st, 2021
Start box available: M-S 9-3:45; Sun. 12-3:45; Closed Major Holidays
Prairie City, Iowa
The address/location to the Physical Start Box (PSB) for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:
The Prairie Learning & Visitor Center, Prairie City, IA
WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.
This walk is on trails of blacktop, gravel road, wood chips, and tall grass firebreak with small hills and tall grass natural prairie. Be aware the grass may be wet. Visit the Learning Center (free admission) to learn about the restoration of Iowa's natural prairies. Herds of Buffalo and Elk may be seen from the trails as they roam their vast fenced prairies. Closed major holidays. Pets are NOT allowed on the refuge. Learning Center hours: M-F 9 am to 3:45 pm, Sun noon-3:45. Check website for holiday closures fws.org
Distance: 5k & 10k, Rating: 2B
Everyone is encouraged to carry water. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge patch is available at the Learning Center.
Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only
Driving to the start box
From US Hwy 163, exit at Prairie City. Follow blacktop 4.5 miles to Learning Center. From I-80 take Exit 155 (Colfax) south on Hwy 17 eight miles to Prairie City.
Greater Des Moines Volkssport Assn. (AVA-0250)
Event website: iowaswalkingclub.org
Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.