Activities

 
Biking Biking at Swan Lake State Park

The Sauk Rail Trail is a 33 mile long multi-use had surface recreational trail in Carroll and Sac Counties. The north end of the trail winds through Sac County countryside into the Carroll County Countryside and communities of Breda, Maple River, and Carroll before reaching Swan Lake State Park.

Biking Biking at Hazel Brush Wildlife Area
The Sauk Rail Trail goes though Hazel Brush Wildlife Area.
Biking Biking at Riverside Park
Biking on the Riverside Park Trail
Cabins Cabins at Swan Lake State Park
The Swan Lake Cabin sleeps 6-8 comfortable and has a separate bedroom, kitchen, toilet & sink room. The shower house is just a short walk from the cabin. The cabin is also air conditioned and close to the lake,  Sauk Rail Trail & the Disc Golf Course.
Camping Camping at Bennett Access
Tent Camping only at Bennett Access.
Camping Camping at Swan Lake State Park
The self-registration camping area includes 120 campsite with 55 of the sites offering electrical hook-up and 46 sites with sewer, water and electricity (full hook-up).  Three shower-houses are accessible to the campground as are tables, grills, water and firewood. Campground host are available Memorial Day through Labor Day to help with questions and the sales of firewood, ice, and boat rentals (canoe, kayak, & paddle boats).
Camping Camping at Riverside Park
Riverside Park in Coon Rapids has 20 electric & water sites for RV camping. 
Camping Camping at Dickson Timber
Dickson Timber has 12 Electrical sites available for camping along with 8 equestrian sites. Corrals are also available for your horses!

 

Camping Camping at Great Western Park

Great Western Park has 8 electrical sites available for camping, camping is self-registration. Tent camping is also available.

A dump station is located near the restrooms.

Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Riverside Park
Canoeing & Kayaking in the Middle Raccoon River.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Swan Lake State Park

Canoes, Kayaks, and Paddle Boats are all available for rent Memorial Day - Labor Day

$5 per hour or $20 per day per boat.

Monday - Thursday & Friday's until 2:00 PM -- see campground host for rentals

Friday's after 2 -- see concession stand, located in the lower level of the Education Center

Saturday - Sunday -- see concession stand, located in the lower level of the Education Center.

Disc Golf Disc Golf at Swan Lake State Park

Swan Lake State Park Disc Golf Course

18 hole course

 

Rental disc available

T-Shirts and disc's for sale in our gift shop!

Equestrian Activities Equestrian Activities at Dickson Timber

Best horse trails in Carroll County!

Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Swan Lake State Park

South shelter house - open shelter

Education Center

Wapiti Room

Bison Room

Wapiti & Bison Rooms

East shelter house - enclosed shelter with heat

Great Western Park shelter house - enclosed shelter with A/C and heat

Dickson Timber shelter house

Cabin at Swan Lake

Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Dickson Timber

Dickson Timber Shelter house is available for reservations or on a first come - first serve basis.

Call our office for more details

            (712) 792-4614

            office@carrollcountyiowa.org

Fishing Fishing at Riverside Park
Fishing available in the Middle Raccoon River.
Fishing Fishing at Daniel Davis Timber

Open to the public for fishing.

Visit Iowa DNR website for rules and regulations:

http://www.iowadnr.gov/

Fishing Fishing at Swan Lake State Park
Fishing at Swan Lake
Fishing Fishing at Bennett Access
Bennett Access offers great fishing on the Raccoon River.
Hunting Hunting at Bennett Access

Open to the public during hunting seasons.

Questions you can call our office at (712) 792-4614 or email office@carrollcountyiowa.org

Visit Iowa DNR website for rule and regulations:

http://www.iowadnr.gov/

Hunting Hunting at Dickson Timber

Open to the public during hunting seasons.

Questions you can call our office at (712) 792-4614 or email office@carrollcountyiowa.org

Visit Iowa DNR website for rule and regulations:
http://www.iowadnr.gov/

Picnicking Picnicking at Daniel Davis Timber
Picnicking at Daniel Davis Timber
Picnicking Picnicking at Dickson Timber

Picnicking at Dickson Timber is available.

Picnicking Picnicking at Riverside Park
Picnicking at Riverside Park near Coon Rapids.
Picnicking Picnicking at Bennett Access
Picnicking is available at Bennett Access along the Raccoon River.
Picnicking Picnicking at Swan Lake State Park
There are several picnicking spots at Swan Lake State Park!
Swimming Swimming at Swan Lake State Park
Swimming at Swan Lake State Park is located on the East side of the lake. Swimming is allowed within the roped off area of the East Beach.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Swan Lake State Park
The Sauk Rail Trail is a 33 mile long multi-use had surface recreational trail in Carroll and Sac Counties. The north end of the trail winds through Sac County countryside into the Carroll County Countryside and communities of Breda, Maple River, and Carroll before reaching Swan Lake State Park.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Dickson Timber

There are hiking trails near Dickson Timber.

Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Riverside Park
Walking/running on the Riverside Park Trail
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Daniel Davis Timber
Trails throughout Daniel Davis Timber
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Great Western Park
There is a walking trail at Great Western Park