Belva Deer Recreation Area – Sigourney, Iowa

Belvadeer.gifBelva Deer Recreation Area – Sigourney, Iowa

This 1669-acre site is Keokuk county’s largest and most heavily used recreation area. Its facilities include three picnic shelters, four playground areas, a number of camping spots—some with electricity, others quite primitive, outdoor classroom, eight miles of hiking trails, four ponds, horseback trails, public hunting areas, and a restored one-room schoolhouse. The ponds are stocked with bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. No outboard motors are allowed, but on the larger pond boats with electric motors are permitted.

Admission – none

Directions – 2 miles east and 2 miles north of Sigourney

Hours – sunrise to sunset

Phone – (515) 622-3757 

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