Howard County Iowa - Recreation


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

Prairie's Edge Nature Center
The Vernon Springs Mill Pond
Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail
Prairie Springs Recreational Trail
Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail
Parks and Recreation
Natural Resource Areas

 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

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm Saturday 10:00am - 2:30pm
Office Phone number:
(563) 547-3634

Fax number: (563) 547-5309

Lake Hendricks Number: (641) 985-2127

Conservation Director: Jeff Korsmo​​​​​​​

Howard County Conservation Board invites you to visit our beautiful recreational facilities.