Fontana Nature Center
Fontana Nature Center
Cabins at Fontana Park

Buchanan County Conservation manages 40 parks, accesses, and natural areas for both people and wildlife, with a mission to "improve quality of life through programs of conservation and education".   The Conservation Department provides and encourages outdoor recreation, education programs, and conservation practices.  The Fontana Interpretive Nature Center at Fontana Park is the Department headquarters and the main facility for the education program.

To contact the Conservation Department for additional information about programs, services and facilities, please utilize the following information:

BUCHANAN COUNTY CONSERVATION
Fontana Interpretive Nature Center
1883 125th St.
Hazleton, IA 50629
PHONE: (319) 636-2617 
FAX: (319) 636-2624
EMAIL: Contact Buchanan CCB
WEBSITE: Go to Buchanan County Conservation
FACEBOOK: Fontana Park
NEWSLETTERS: Otter Creek Quarterly

Activities in Buchanan County

Enjoy nature and outdoor recreation in some of Iowa's premier parks and natural areas!  The Buchanan County Conservation Board manages ?40 properties that offer a variety of outdoor enjoyment and natural gems, and offers quality education programs to residents and visitors alike. ?Opportunities include?:

  • Nature Center and ?Education Programs
  • Campgrounds
  • Cabins
  • Hiking & biking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Hunting and ?Fishing
  • Boating and ?Water Trails
  • Disc Golf
  • Historic sites
  • Local ?Private ?Landowner ?Assistance

Facilities in Buchanan County

Many diverse facilities are available for public use within the Buchanan County Park system, including:
  • Cabins
  • Three Campgrounds
  • Picnic shelters 
  • Fishing jetties
  • River accesses  
  • Walking, bicycling, and multi-use trails
  • Fontana Interpretive Nature Center - displays, classrooms, and meeting space
  • Wildlife observation blinds 
  • Live wildlife exhibit
  • Disc golf course
  • Archery range
  • And much, much more!

Parks in Buchanan County

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Anderson Addition to Cutshall Area Buchanan Baxter Ave
JesupIA50648 Map Location
Bearbower Sand Prairie Buchanan Benton Buchanan Ave
BrandonIA52210 Map Location
Blazing Star Prairie Buchanan Nolen Ave
RowleyIA52329 Map Location
Boies Bend Area Buchanan E Linn St.
QuasquetonIA52326 Map Location
Bryantsburg Area Buchanan Bryantsburg Blvd
HazletonIA50641 Map Location
Buchanan County Conservation Offices Buchanan 1883 125th Street
HazletonIA50641 Map Location
Buffalo Creek Area Buchanan 220th St.
WinthropIA50682 Map Location
Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area Buchanan 270th St.
WinthropIA50682 Map Location
Cortright Wildlife Area Buchanan River Road Blvd
JesupIA50648 Map Location
Crumbacher Wildlife Area Buchanan 240th St.
IndependenceIA50644 Map Location
Cutshall Area Buchanan Baxter Ave
JesupIA50648 Map Location
Fairbank Fen Buchanan Dillon Ave
FairbankIA50629 Map Location
Fontana Park Buchanan 1883 125th St.
HazletonIA50641 Map Location
Frogville Access Buchanan Gard Rd
Troy MillsIA52344 Map Location
Guy Grover Timber and Tree Plantings Buchanan 2707 Nolen Ave.
RowleyIA52329 Map Location
Ham Marsh Buchanan Indiana Ave
IndependenceIA50644 Map Location
Hodges and North Wildlife Area Buchanan 240th St.
JesupIA50648 Map Location
Hoover Area Buchanan Stewart Ave
QuasquetonIA52326 Map Location
Iron Bridge Access Buchanan Nolen Ave
IndepdenceIA50644 Map Location
Jakway Park Buchanan 136th St.
AuroraIA50607 Map Location
Koutny Pond/Hoffman Woods Buchanan 330th St.
BrandonIA52210 Map Location
Lime Creek Area Buchanan Brandon Diagonal Blvd
BrandonIA52210 Map Location
Mickey Fox Area Buchanan Benson Ave
JesupIA50648 Map Location
Newton Township Natural Area Buchanan 310th St.
Troy MillsIA52344 Map Location
Nibeck Wildlife Preserve Buchanan North St. E
HazletonIA50641 Map Location