Parks & Recreation


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!


Eagles Nest and Fox Den Cabins
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 Flyer 3 2017

32185 Panther Creek Road, Adel, Iowa

 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

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 & Museum     Voas Nature Area & Museum
19286 Lexington Rd., Minburn, Iowa
Hiking Cross-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 2017
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 
22 acres    
Wildlife Areas  
Fazel Wildlife Area     Fazel Wildlife Area
13 acres      
       prairie     Wagner Prairie            
 10 acres        
North Raccoon River Wildlife Area    

North Raccoon River Wildlife Area

Snyder Tract

Hiking Hunting Fishing

145.5 acres      
autumn forest    

North Raccoon River Wildlife Area

Wagner Tract  



Bow Hunting Only

76 acres          
Crellin Wildlife Refuge     Crellin Wildlife Refuge
Lexington Rd., west of Minburn
Hiking Fishing
16 acres      
Puckerbrush Access     Puckerbrush Access
Boat Ramp Fishing

31 acres

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

Glissman Nature Area     Glissman Conservation 
32185 Panther Creek Rd., Adel, Iowa
Hiking Fishing
60 acres               
Redfield Dam     Redfield Dam
Redfield, Iowa
Boat Ramp Fishing Hiking
88 acres      
 dawson boat ramp    

Dawson Boat Ramp


Fishing Boat Ramp Hunting

20 acres



 booneville access vista    

Booneville Access

Boat Ramp 


West of Raccoon River bridge on 360th St.          
Big Bend Wildlife Area     Big Bend Wildlife Area
West of Redfield, Iowa
Hunting Fishing Hiking
640 acres      
Historical Sites  

Redfield Depot


Redfield Depot 

624 1st St.,

Redfield, Iowa

Bicycling Restrooms Cross-country Skiing


Area Map 


Completed Dawson Depot     Dawson Depot 

307 Railroad Ave., Dawson, Iowa

Bicycling Restrooms Cross-country Skiing


Depot History 
Dayton House 2010    

Dayton Stagecoach Inn

14750 Pecos CT.

Bouton, Iowa



Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.)

    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.