Indian Dam - Indian Fish Trap State Preserve

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The restless spirits of the Sauk Nation people who build the dam are said to haunt this area during full moons. The sounds of chanting and drums have been heard.

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Geographic Information

Off the Amana Nature Trail
North of Homestead, Iowa
United States

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41.774985942674284, -91.8903908750508
Iowa County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Middle Amana, IA (1.5 mi.)
Homestead, IA (1.6 mi.)
Amana, IA (2.0 mi.)
East Amana, IA (3.1 mi.)
High Amana, IA (3.1 mi.)
South Amana, IA (4.0 mi.)
West Amana, IA (4.4 mi.)
Oxford, IA (6.3 mi.)
Conroy, IA (6.4 mi.)
Walford, IA (7.7 mi.)


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  1. It’s a couple mile hike on uneven terrain to reach the dam. The is some lovely wildlife and some burial mounds along the trail. It definitely has a strange energy.

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