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A private wildlife retreat in Iowa's Heartland

HATFIELD LAKES is a private 1000 acre estate. We have 14 lakes and ponds including the famous Home Lake and the larger Stott Lake. Hatfield Lakes has hundreds of acres of wood ponds, fields and wildlife areas, and PRIVATE FISHING for guests, only. HATFIELD LAKES is a WILDLIFE PROTECTED ESTATE.

The HATFIELD LAKES are located about 16 miles from the Famous Covered Bridges of Madison County. All six remaining bridges are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridges are located in Winterset, Iowa, and in surrounding rural areas north, south, west and southeast of Winterset.

The Bridges of Madison county were featured in Robert James Waller's novel " The Bridges of Madison County" and the movie of the same name. Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep played Robert Kincaid and Francesca Johnson in world acclaimed movie.

The Bridges built from 1880 through 1884 were built by Benton Jones and Eli Cox, and named for the resident who lived closest to the bridge. These bridges include The Roseman Covered Bridge, The Holliwell Covered Bridge, the Cedar Covered Bridge, The Cutler-Donahoe Bridge, The Hogback Covered Bridge and the Imes Covered Bridge. The Roseman Bridge, the Holliwell Bridge, and the Cedar Covered Bridge were all featured in the Bridges of Madison County Movie.

Orginally boasting 19 covered bridges, just six remain today. While visiting this area, a trip to see the bridges and enjoy the quaint town of Winterset, with it's gorgeous square and courthouse, charming restaurants, and antiques stores, makes for a wonderful afternoon.

FISH FOR BASS, Bluegill, Walleye or enjoy the thousands of mallard ducks flying overhead and landing for a swim. Deer are hiding in the shadows of the cedar, maple, and elm trees. Pheasants are tending their babies in the tall heartland grasses. Turkeys are nesting in the heavily wooded rolling hills. Canadian Geese are landing, taking a break.

Hatfield Lakes Panorama

HIKE the woodlands, the trails throughout the wildlife reserve.

FISH FROM THE GAZEBO. Guests fish and view the wildlife from the decks surrounding the GAZEBO The Gazebo is situated WITHIN AND ON TOP OF THE LAKE. The Gazebo features wrap-around decks, wrap-around windows, electric fireplace, inside seating, gorgeous inlaid ceilings and walls, and a ceiling fan. The GAZEBO offers fantasy fishing. THE GAZEBO has a WATERWHEEL, which is powered by AN OLD TIME windmill. The lake-gazebo area has unobstructed views of wildlife.

ENJOY THE COMFORT of the tastefully appointed three bedroom Stott Log Home and our new Lakefront log Cabin........... All decorated with the lodge and western furnishings, stone fireplaces, stunning art, and rich hides and fabrics.

HATFIELD LAKES is for the discriminating fishermen.......for persons with a passion for the outdoors and who love to fish and play in our wildlife protected, CONSERVATION, reserve.

HATFIELD LAKES...............The Shortest Distance to a World Away!