Old Settler's Park and Genoa Power Plant
Old Settler’s Park is a wonderful place to stop and view the Mississippi River, look for birds, or enjoy a leisurely picnic. From the park you can see Turkey Vultures and Red-tailed Hawks, Double-crested Cormorants, eagles, Osprey and Peregrine Falcons glide along the bluffs to the east. The Genoa Power Plant, just south of Genoa, has hosted nesting Peregrine Falcons since 1998 when a nest box was installed on the southwest stack. You can park at a boat landing south of the plant. Look for adults in March through April, and through July if they’ve brought off a brood of young.
Directions: Old Settlers Park is located along Hwy 35, two miles north of Genoa. The Genoa Power Plant is found on the southern edge of Genoa.
Gazetteer: Page 40, D-1 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 74, E-2 (10th edition).
Signature Species: Ospreys and Peregrine Falcons.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lot and picnic area.
Nearest food & lodging: Genoa.