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Decatur County

Decatur County Conservation manages 7 parks and natural areas encompassing some 2,687 acres, and is home to the 2200 acre Little River Recreation area just NW of Leon, IA. For additional information about the programs, services, and areas offered by the Decatur CCB, please utilize the following contact information:


20401 NW Little River Road

Leon, IA 50144

PHONE: (641) 446-7307


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Activities in Decatur County

Visitors to Decatur County parks enjoy all sorts of great activities within their parks. Here is just a sampling:

  • Camping and Cabin Rentals
  • Fishing & Water Skiing
  • Archery Range
  • Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Biking
  • Swimming at the Beach
  • Hunting
  • Educational Programs
  • Oak Savanna Restoration Projects
  • Grand River Water Trail

Facilities in Decatur County

Facilities available in areas managed by the Decatur County Conservation Board include:

  • Three (3) rental cabins @ Little River Lake
  • Camping at Little River Recreation Area & Slip Bluff Park (electricity & tent)
  • Modern restroom/showers at Little River Recreation Area & Slip Bluff Park
  • Archery Range at Little River Recreation Area
  • Four (4) boat ramps at Little Rive Recreation Area
  • Swimming Beach with changing station at Little River Recreation Area
  • Little River Bait Shop - (live bait & full line of tackle)
  • Shelter Houses
  • And much, much more!

Related Items

Decatur County Conservation Board - Est. 1967
The north end of Little River Lake is flooded timber which provides great fishing.
The beach at the Litte River Recreation Area is a great place to cool off in the summer!
The overlook shelter at Slip Bluff overlooks the Grand River.

Kayaking and Canoeing is popular on Little River Lake.
Little River Bait shop offers a full line of tackle and fresh bait. Ice machine and pop available.
Several miles of hiking trails are available at Slip Bluff Park.
Ice Fishing is great on ponds and lakes in Decatur County

Waterfowl using the areas resources!
The Grand River is great for canoeing and kayaking!
Slip Bluff Park is a great place for camping, hiking, and fishing!
comfortable cabins at little river

Parks in Decatur County

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