The Big Timber boat ramp is now open.
The Port Road access on the Louisa Division is closed due to high water. This includes access to the boat ramp, fishing pier, and parking lots.
Also, please note that the signs on the north end of Odessa that mark the boundary between the open and seasonally-closed portion of the Louisa Division are under water and not visible. Please call or stop by the refuge headquarters if you have any questions about where this boundary is located.
Also, a portion of the nature trail loop that starts at the refuge headquarters is under water.
Check out the following link from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources regarding flooding on the Odessa Complex: http://www.iowadnr.gov/About-DNR/DNR-News-Releases/ArticleID/973/Lake-Odessa-in-Louisa-County-impacted-by-flood
Due to high water levels on the Mississippi river, the Port Louisa boat ramp is under water.
For more information call 319-523-6982.
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