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Merritt Forest State Preserve

West Noble Road
Colesburg, IA 52035

563-586-2254

Merritt Forest is a 20-acre “virgin” old-growth forest. It is located four miles south of Guttenberg in Clayton County. Several trees over 300 years old are scattered throughout the preserve. The area was given to the Iowa Conservation Commission in 1968 by Gertrude Merritt and was dedicated in 1969 as a biological state preserve

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