Howard County Conservation Board
Howard County Parks are a great way to discover outdoor recreational opportunities. Activities provided are numerous and include hunting, fishing, camping, picnicking, boating and canoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, bike riding, firearm shooting, nature study, bird watching, photography, softball, and volleyball.
The Howard County Conservation Board encourages the public's participation in all recreational opportunities offered and continues to work at keeping these areas in quality shape. Please respect our areas and leave them as you would like to find them.
Turkey River Campground - $25/night which includes electricity & water hookups at each site with restrooms and showers available.
Lidtke Campground - $25/night which includes electricity & water hookups at each site with restrooms and showers available
Lake Hendricks Campground - $25/night which includes electricity & water hookups at each site with restrooms and showers available
Camping fees at all of the HCCB campgrounds are $25.00 / Night, which includes water and electrical hook-ups at each site
NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION
Pre-construction work has begun on the Prairie Springs Recreational Trail. The work being done at this time consists mainly of clearing and grubbing along the trail from the Cresco Yard Waste Site down to the Prairie’s Edge Nature Center. Please be aware that this section of the trail is now closed! Please obey all trail closure barricades. These closures will also affect potions of the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. When using these trails, if you come to a trail closure, PLEASE TURN AROUND and go back the way you came. Please bear with the Howard County Conservation Department and the City of Cresco as we work to improve the Prairie Springs Recreational Trail for all users!
Click on any of the Areas listed below to open a Aerial View Map
The HCCB DOES NOT take Reservations at Any of it's Campgrounds, all sites are First come - First served
Howard County Conservation Contact
Prairie's Edge Nature Center
11562 Valley Ave PO Box 157 Cresco IA 52136
Howard County Conservation Board invites you to visit our beautiful recreational facilities.