Cairo Woods Wildlife Area

South of Columbus Junction

Cairo (pronounced "care-oh") is a favorite with locals for berry-picking, mushrooming, hiking, horseback riding and all kinds of hunting. Local cross-country teams use the trails for practice runs.



9032 S Ave
Columbus Junction, IA 52738
GPS: 41.190617, -91.346244
Size: 525 acres

  • Parking lot
  • Trails
  • Pond
  • Nature Study
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Hunting/Trapping

Mowed work roads are also used as trails throughout area; horses allowed on trails May 21-Sept 15

Species: squirrel, rabbit, turkey, deer
Habitat: Forest, Prairie, Grassland

Two small walk-in ponds

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