Hunt For Fossils On The Beautiful And Easy Russell Wildlife Rabbit Trail In Iowa

Finding buried treasure is usually just a pipe dream, but not at Russell Wildlife Area in Iowa. If the treasure you’re after is fossils, you won’t be disappointed at this 220-acre county park hidden in Mahaska County. You’re likely to pick up a whole handful of various fossilized water plants and animals… and you’re even allowed to bring them home! 

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Before you go, you might want to stop by the folks at the Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center in nearby Oskaloosa where you can learn more about the fossils and get more tips on finding the best spots to hunt fossils. The staff and displays are incredible resources to get your treasure hunt off on the right foot! And Russell Wildlife Area isn’t the only good spot around here for digging up some fossilized treasure; try Iowa’s unique Fossil and Prairie Park Preserve as well.

Address: Russell Wildlife Area, 2254 200th St, New Sharon, IA 50207, USA