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.
Things to Do
We manage over 2,700 acres that are open for visitors to enjoy a variety
of year-round outdoor recreational activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It shall be unlawful to hunt, trap, or in any manner intentionally take, capture, kill or wound any type of wildlife, game or non-game, native or migratory within the boundaries of this conservation area.
State of Iowa
All laws of the State of Iowa not specifically mentioned here shall apply.