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Pellett Woods State Preserve

N Troublesome Creek Rd
Atlantic, IA 50022


Frank Chapman Pellett Memorial Woods is a 20-acre preserve located 3.5 miles northeast of Atlantic in Cass County. This woodland and its surrounding fields were set aside as a private wildflower sanctuary in 1907 by Frank Pellett. The woods served as a living laboratory for his nature study for more than forty years and, upon his death in 1951, was passed on to his son Melvin Pellett. In 1978, Melvin and Elizabeth Pellett dedicated the woodland as a biological state preserve named in honor of Melvin’s father. Ownership of the preserve was deeded to the Iowa Conservation Commission in 1984 following the death of Melvin Pellett

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