Zo-El Annett Woods


Address: 5689 Hempstead Pl
Prole, IA 50229


Zo-El Annett Woods is located near Martensdale off of Highway 92. Head east from Martensdale on Hwy 92 to 55th Avenue. Turn north on 55th and follow it as it vears east to Hempstead. The park is on the north side of the road.

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In 1983 Ellis Annett donated this 10 acre woodland near Martensdale to the Warren County Conservation Board as a memorial to his late wife Zona and also in memory of his mother.

Zo-El Annett Woods features a winding trail that climbs to the back of the park, crosses a long suspension bridge and then descends back to the trail head, affording the hiker a beautiful stroll through a lovely woodland park.


Things to Do

We manage over 2,700 acres that are open for visitors to enjoy a variety
of year-round outdoor recreational activities.


Wildlife Viewing

Winter Activities



Park Rules

What to Do and What Not to Do


Parks shall be closed during the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

County Area

It shall be unlawful for any person to destroy, remove, damage or deface any buildings, park equipment, plant life, trees, signs, structures or natural material found within the boundaries of Zo-El Annett Woods.

Motor Vehicles

All vehicles shall be confined to designated roadways and parking areas. No vehicle shall be left unattended on any county conservation area in such a manner as to obstruct traffic except in case of emergency.

Domesticated Animals

All privately owned domesticated animals shall be either carried, led by a leash or chain; kept confined in or attached to a vehicle by their owner(s) or kept under strict control of the owner. Horse riding is not permitted.

Recreation Vehicles

Recreational Vehicles are not allowed in conservation areas. Speed limit for all motorized vehicles is 15 mph.


Fireworks and explosives are prohibited in this conservation area.

Disturbing The Peace

No person shall be guilty of an act that constitutes a breach of peace, or interferes with their visitors use or enjoyment of the county conservation areas.


All refuse must be placed in disposal cans provided or removed from the area when vacated by the user.


No camping allowed.


Fires shall be confined to those places specifically provided and extinguished before the area is vacated. Cutting of live or dead standing or downed trees is prohibited.


Hunting is not allowed.

State of Iowa

All laws of the State of Iowa not specifically mentioned here shall apply.