Howard County Conservation Board - Camping


Howard County Conservation Board  - Camping


  • Camping is an outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home in a shelter such as a tent.
  • Typically participants leave developed areas to spend time outdoors in more natural ones in pursuit of activities providing them enjoyment.
  • The night (or more) is spent outdoors distinguishes camping from day-tripping, picnicking, and other similarly short-term recreational activities.


Camping fees at all of the HCCB Campgrounds are $25.00 / Night, which includes water and electrical hook-ups at each site. We do not take reservations for camping, all areas are first come - first served.

Protected by woods and amid the scenic view of the Turkey River, the campground is located up a winding country road just beyond the Prairie's Edge Nature Center. Click Here for more Information About the Turkey River Campground.

Enjoy fishing and canoeing the beautiful Upper Iowa River, explore the state's largest prairie area, experience history and discover nature! Hayden Prairie is managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. For more information please contact the Iowa Wildlife Biologist - Upper Iowa Unit at (563) 382-4895. Click here for more information about the Lidtke Campground  

Experience nature while walking one of the many trails, visiting the deer pen, sitting at the butterfly garden, fishing, or swimming in the lake! One of the oldest parks in the county conservation board system, it is also the largest and most popular park belonging to the Howard County Conservation Board. Click here for more information about the Lake Hendricks Campground 

In an effort to keep up with the acquisition, development, and maintenance of Howard County's natural areas, the staff is always working on new projects. Please check back on this page for any updates or send us an email.

  If anyone believes he or she has been subject to such discrimination, he or she may file a complaint alleging discrimination with either the Howard County Conservation Board or the Office of Equal Opportunity, US Dept. of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.