Park & Recreation Areas

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Winter Hours at Dallas County facilities are in effect November 1 through April 30.
Click on Seasonal Hours for details.

With over 3000 acres and 20 + sites comprised of parks, museums, wildlife areas, boat ramps and trails,
Dallas County Conservation offers a variety of recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. Come explore all that Dallas County has to offer!



Dallas County Conservation Board Headquarters     Dallas County Conservation Board Headquarters           
14581 K Ave., Perry, Iowa
Handicap Accessible Hiking Picnic Tables Restrooms Bicycling Visitor's Center

Dayton House side edited        Dayton Stagecoach Inn

14750 Pecos Ct.  Bouton, Iowa

10 acres

Sleeps 9

Open May - October

  GlissmanConservationHouse   Glissman Lodge Rental

32185 Panther Creek Road, Adel, Iowa

Glissman Video

60 acres   Sleeps 8 Open May -October           

 small sportsman lodge compressed  Sportsman Lodge 2017

Sportsman Park 

13821 130th St.

Dawson, Iowa

40 acres  120 people Open year round              


Sportsman Park Video

 EaglesNestFoxDen Sportsman Park Cabin Rental

Sportsman Park

13821 130th St.

Dawson, Iowa

40 acres  Each sleeps 5   Open year round


 Parks & Museums

Forest Park Museum     Forest Park Museum
14581 K Ave., Perry, Iowa
Handicap Accessible Hiking Picnic Tables Restrooms Bicycling Visitor's Center 17 acres       

 Voas Nature Area & MuseumVoas Nature Area & Museum
19286 Lexington Rd., Minburn, Iowa

Handicap AccessibleCross-country Skiing Picnic Tables Restrooms Hunting 705 acres   


Kuehn Conservation Area Kuehn Conservation Area

32828 Houston Trail Earlham, Iowa

Handicap Accessible Hiking Picnic Tables Restrooms Visitor's Center Hunting Tent Cross-country Skiing  800 acres    

6-20-12 Sportsmans Lodge     Sportsman Park

13821 130th St., Dawson, Iowa
Hiking Fishing Tent Camper Picnic Tables Picnic Shelter Restrooms Playground Bicycling 40 acres

Hanging Rock  Hanging Rock

916 Redfield St., Redfield, Iowa
Hiking Fishing Bicycling Picnic Tables Picnic Shelter Hunting Restrooms Bicycling 469 acres      

Trindle Park  Trindle Park

3555 Richland Circle, Van Meter, Iowa

Picnic Shelter Picnic Tables Playground Restrooms



Wildlife Areas        

  prairie  Fazel Wildlife Area

Hiking  13 acres                

 Fazel Wildlife Area  Wagner Prairie             

Hiking  10 acres        

North Raccoon River Wildlife Area North Raccoon River Wildlife Area

Hiking Hunting Fishing 145.5 acres            

autumn forest

Snyder Tract

Wagner Tract  


Bow Hunting Only

Crellin Wildlife Refuge  Crellin Wildlife Refuge

76 acres  
Lexington Rd., west of Minburn
Hiking Fishing 16 acres


Glissman Nature Area  Glissman Conservation 
32185 Panther Creek Rd., Adel, Iowa
FishingBoat Ramp

31 acres

1 mile N of I-80 on R Ave. /Rte 16.

 Redfield Dam  Redfield Dam


        dawson boat ramp    

  Dawson Boat Ramp


Fishing Boat Ramp Hiking

20 acres

         booneville access vista    

  Booneville Access


Boat Ramp

Big Bend Wildlife Area   Big Bend Wildlife Area

640 acres  

West of Raccoon River bridge on 360th St.   

West of Redfield, Iowa
HikingHunting Fishing     

Historical Sites  

Redfield Depot



Redfield Depot 

624 1st St.,

Redfield, Iowa

Bicycling Restrooms Cross-country Skiing

Depot History 

Completed Dawson Depot


    Dawson Depot 


307 Railroad Ave., Dawson, Iowa

Bicycling Restrooms Cross-country Skiing


Dayton House 2010Dayton Stagecoach Inn

14750 Pecos CT.

Bouton, Iowa

Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.)
1213 Thomas St., Redfield, Iowa    




For more information or to register for a program, contact: 

Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Avenue
Perry, Iowa 50220
(515) 465-3577
Office hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.