Sportsman Park

Nature Trail
Nature Trail
playground
Shower House/Restrooms
Sportsmans

One of two cabins at Sportsman Park
Raccoon Lodge

Located 1/2 mile northeast of Dawson, Sportsman Park has 40 acres of oak and hickory timber overlooking the North Raccoon River. It is a great place for fishing, hiking along the nature trails, picnicking and camping with nearby access to the Raccoon River Valley Trail

The park features:
  • separate areas for tent and RV camping, with a modern shower house with restrooms nearby. 
  • two reservable shelters: Sportsman's Lodge available year round for groups up to 120, and Raccoon Lodge available May - October for scouts and youth groups.
  • two all season cabins that each sleep up to five
  • a handicap accessible playground.



Location

Sportsman Park 
13821 130th Street 
Dawson, Iowa 50066 


Sportsman Park is located just east of Dawson on 130th St.
From Highway 141, turn north into Dawson.
Go approximately 1 mile, then turn right (east) onto Railroad Ave.
Follow Railroad Ave. (which becomes 130th St.). It will curve left (north).
As the road curves right (east), the entrance gate will be directly in front of you.

CAMPING RULES & REGULATIONS



Features

Sportsman's Lodge Shelter house:
  • available year round
  • tables and 120 chairs provided
  • this enclosed facility includes windows with screens, ceiling fans, heat, air-conditioning and built in serving counters.
  • Rental fee $100/day. Returnable deposit: $150
Raccoon Lodge
Capacity - 40
Cost - $35/day
Amenities - electricity, fireplace
Scouts and youth groups only May - October.

SPORTSMAN CAMPING AREAS
A showerhouse with restrooms is available during the season (May through October)
The electrical camping area has rock pads and electrical upgrades.
Primitive Camping (no electricity),  $8.00/night 
Modern Camping-electrical hook-up sites, 10 sites available, $12.00/night Four of the ten sites are reservable. 
Reservations must be made at least 14 days in advance and there is a $5.00 reservation fee per site.


 CABINS
                                                 
Two 18' x 14' all season cabins for rent.  
Capacity - sleeps  5  
Rate Info  
Amenities - ADA shower & restroom, microwave & refrigerator, heat & air conditioning

                                                                                                                     

Operating Hours & Seasons

May 1 through October 31
camping, rented shelters, restrooms and entry gate are open daily 8am to 10pm. 

November and April
Cabins and Sportsman's Lodge shelter remain available for rent.
Camping will be allowed when conditions permit. 
Modern restrooms are closed/portable unit available.
Gate is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily

November 1 through April 30
Cabins and Sportsman's Lodge shelter remain available for rent.
Modern restrooms are closed/portable unit available.
Entry gate will be open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for day activities only. 


Closures

The park is open year round, weather and road conditions permitting.

Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Ave.
Perry, Iowa 50220
Phone 515-465-3577
FAX 515-465-3579
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
 Email: conservation@co.dallas.ia.us 
Website: www.conservation.co.dallas.ia.us