Odessa Water Trail

Winds Through Both Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge and Odessa Management Area
Wapello, IA 52653


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The Odessa Water Trail is more than just paddling - it's seeing thousands of birds, visiting a national wildlife refuge and navigating your way through a complex series of ponds, chutes and waterways. It might even be your first adventure on the "Mighty Miss."

You an spend a couple of hours or several days exploring the many different routes. Water levels on Odessa change through the seasons so it will take several trips to see all the area has to offer.

The trail winds through both Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge and Odessa Management Area. The unique habitat is home to a vast array of wildlife including several threatened and endangered species.

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