Welcome to Benton County Conservation! We invite you to explore over 1,500 acres of prairie, wetlands, woodlands, trails and park lands.
The Benton County Conservation Board (BCCB) has been working on preserving Iowa’s future since 1956. The BCCB was one of the first sixteen counties ?in Iowa to devote its resources toward conservation development. Benton County developed the first man made lake by a county conservation department, “Hannen Lake.” Since the 1950’s the BCCB has gained 20 properties totaling over 1500 acres which they maintain.
Benton County Conservation - guidebook online - http://www.mycountyparks.com/GuideBook/Iowa/index.html#/16/
For additional information call us at: 319-472-4942 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The BCCB provides conservation assistance to local residents, environmental education to our local schools, and public programs. We can suggest parks, campgrounds or natural
areas for you to explore. The BCCB started in 1956 with Hannen Lake park, one of Iowa's first county parks. Our main office is located ?at Rodgers Park on the far west entrance ?which houses our new nature center.
Benton County Conservation Administrative Office
5718 20th Avenue Drive, Vinton Iowa 52349
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Activities in Benton County
Hiking/Biking: If you would rather hike or bike, then Benton County is the perfect destination with many miles of trails available. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail (from Cedar Rapids to near Waterloo) crosses through Benton County near Urbana and offers more than 50 miles of quiet hiking and biking. The Old Creamery Nature Trail traverses 15 miles of farm fields, quiet forested woods, and gorgeous wildflowers between Vinton-Garrison-Dysart.
Disc Golf: Wildcat Bluff is a Fantastic Professional Caliber course that plays through the woods, up and down hills, and across deep ravines. Beautiful Scenery and rugged trails! This is an extremely challenging and technical course!
Nature Center and natural play scape / playground
Winegar Park Equestrian Trail
Facilities in Benton County
Parks in Benton County