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Featured Events
»   Nature Tots --- Warm Fuzzies
February 8, 2017   
»   Lake Friendly Lawn Care
February 22, 2017    6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Hike the Wild --- Lower Gar State Recreational Area
February 28, 2017    9:30 - 12:00 AM
»   Nature Tots --- Wake Up Sleepyhead
March 8, 2017   
»   Lake Friendly Lawn Care
March 23, 2017    6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Diane O'Hern art exhibit opening
April 6, 2017    5:00 - 7:00 PM
»   Nature Tots --- Nature's Babies
April 12, 2017   
»   Nature Explorers --- Fishing
June 8, 2017    10:30 - 12:00 AM
»   Family Nature Night
June 12, 2017    6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Kickstart Your Kayak
June 13 - June 14, 2017  
»   Young Naturalists --- Fishing
June 15, 2017    1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Sculpture class with Diane O'Hern
June 17, 2017    9:00 - 12:00 AM
»   Nature Explorers --- Scavenger Hunt
June 22, 2017    10:30 - 12:00 AM
»   Boji Blowout Disc Golf Clinics and Tournament
June 23 - June 25, 2017  
»   Young Naturalists --- Geocaching
June 29, 2017    1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Nature Explorers --- Game Day
July 6, 2017    10:30 - 12:00 AM
»   Mary Jo Daniels art exhibit opening
July 6, 2017    5:00 - 7:00 PM
»   Family Nature Night
July 10, 2017    6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Nature Tots --- Raindrops are Falling on My Head
July 12, 2017   
»   Young Naturalists --- Disc Golf
July 13, 2017    1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Nature Explorers --- Yoga
July 20, 2017    10:30 - 12:00 AM
»   Hike the Wild --- Pillsbury Point and Abbie Gardner Cabin tour
July 25, 2017   
»   Family art class with Mary Jo Daniels
July 26, 2017    2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Lake Friendly Lawn Care
July 26, 2017    9:00 - 12:00 AM
»   Young Naturalists --- Yoga
July 27, 2017    1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Science Quest camp
August 1, 2017    8:00 - 12:00 AM
»   Nature Explorers --- Art in Nature
August 3, 2017    10:30 - 12:00 AM
»   Nature Tots --- Caterpillars and Chrysalis
August 9, 2017   
»   Young Naturalists --- Art in Nature
August 10, 2017    1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Family Nature Night
August 14, 2017    6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Hike the Wild --- Wildwood Nature Preserve
August 22, 2017   
»   Nature Tots --- Colors of the Wind
September 13, 2017   
»   Hike the Wild --- Fort Defiance State Park
September 26, 2017   
»   Shelley Cords-Swanson art exhibit opening
October 5, 2017    5:00 - 7:00 PM
»   Nature Tots --- Icky Animals
October 11, 2017   
»   Fun with Maps...Build your own Treasure Island
October 21, 2017    10:00 - 12:00 AM
»   Lake Friendly Lawn Care
October 21, 2017    11:00 - 12:00 AM
»   Hike the Wild --- Loon Lake Cemetery
October 24, 2017   
»   Nature Tots --- Nature's Blessings
November 8, 2017   
»   Hike the Wild --- Native Thanksgiving Hike
November 22, 2017    3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Nature Tots --- Discover Dinos
December 13, 2017   
»   Hike the Wild --- Winter Survival Hike
December 27, 2017    3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Featured News
» Get outside with Nature Tots
» Winter Solstice celebrates longer days
» December has a supermoon too!
» Northwest Iowa's beautiful oak savanna
» Turkey Trot goes to Kenue Park
» Do you need to attend Birdwatchers Anonymous?
» REAP grant awarded to Dickinson County Conservation
» Hike a Diamond in Dickinson County
» Learn about the Orionids meteor shower
» Barbara Tagami exhibits and teaches classes at the nature center
» Superior Marsh --- Head off the beaten track
» Nature Tots program continues through the fall and winter
» The best festival of the year: Come to the Bee & Butterfly Festival Sept. 2
» Westport Park: An Iowa Great Lakes gem
» Mark your calendars for the Bee & Butterfly Festival Sept. 2
» Calling all photographers!
» Take on The Nature Center Challenge
» Learn about the best meteor shower of the year
» We Pedal Clean Water bike ride registration open
» Landscaping with natives helps Iowa Great Lakes
» Connecting with Nature Through Sculpture
» Bird Brains Unite at Family Nature Night
» Find out how you can eat for free
» Free youth programs are featured this summer at the nature center
» Nature Kids camp to be held July 18-20
» Boji Blowout disc golf tournament featured in June
» Family Nature Night has Gone Fishin'
» Kick Start Your Kayaking Adventure
» Abbie Gardner Museum opens today
» Westport Schoolhouse and Pollinator Paradise open June 14
» Youth programming gets kids outside in the beautiful Okoboji summertime
» Get on the Okoboji lakes with Kayaking Adventures camp
» Hike the Wild continues throughout the summer
» How YOU can help water quality
» World explorer David Thoreson exhibits photos
» View the Eta Aquarids meteor shower May 6
» Birding on the Green starts May 2
» Dickinson Recycling Center helps with your spring-cleaning needs
» Mary Petersen joins Dickinson County Conservation as naturalist
» Earth Day Celebration 4-8 p.m. April 15
» Watch the trumpeter swans on our live web camera
» Submit your photos to our nature photography contest
» Jupiter is visible in the night sky
» Birds, Bugs and Wetlands art exhibit opens in February
» Hike the Wild kicks off Jan. 26 for 2016 season
» Nature Tots kicks off for 2016
» Let's Go Star Trekking
» Get in the thankful mood with a special Hike the Wild
» Fundraiser underway for Spring Run Shooting Range renovation
» Prairie Tumbleweeds writing workshop
» Painting magic with beeswax
» Abbie and Andy: Dickinson County Conservation continues programming this fall
» South 71 Trio to headline Bee & Butterfly Festival
» Grandparents camp July 30-31
» Byron Kuehl outdoor concert
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The Dickinson County Conservation Board is located in the northwest Iowa Great Lakes region along the Minnesota border and has a goal of preserving and enhancing camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, historical and other types of outdoor activities . The DCCB manages 11 areas encompassing more than 600 acres and is home to the Dickinson County Nature Center located in Kenue Park in Okoboji. For additional information about Dickinson County Conservation Board programs, services and areas? contact us at:

Dickinson County Nature Center
2279 170th Street
Okoboji, IA 51355

(712) 336-6352

www.dickinsoncountynaturecenter.com

naturecenter@co.dickinson.ia.us

Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area/Maintenance Shop
1924 240th Ave.
Milford, IA 51351

(712) 338-4786

Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County
P.O. Box 973
Okoboji, IA 51355
Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County Website

For more information about our non-profit, check out the Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County  CLICK HERE
Interested in joining us? Please donate or become a member!

 

Activities in Dickinson County

Activities available within the Dickinson Co. Conservation Board's areas include: educational programs, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, picnicking, target shooting, geocaching, snowshoeing, and much, much more!

Our osprey live nest camera is now live! Take a look by CLICKING HERE.

For on-going programs by the DCCB CLICK HERE.

Facilities in Dickinson County

Facilities available for public use within the Dickinson County Conservation Board's areas include campgrounds, a shooting range, a public beach on the shore of Big Spirit Lake, the Dickinson County Nature Center, a winter sledding facility, trails, playgrounds and many more.

Parks in Dickinson County

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Conservation Maintenance Headquarters Dickinson 1924 240th St.
MilfordIA51351 Map Location
Dickinson County Nature Center Dickinson 2279 170th St
OkobojiIA51355 Map Location
Dickinson Recycling Facility Dickinson 2260 220th Street (A34)
Milford IA51351 Map Location
Horseshoe Bend Recreational Area Dickinson 1924 240th Street
MilfordIA51351 Map Location
Iowa Great Lakes Trail Dickinson 23rd St and Lincoln Ave
Spirit LakeIA51360 Map Location
Judd Wildlife Area Dickinson 1987 250th Street
Milford IA51351 Map Location
Kenue Park Dickinson 2251 170th St.
OkobojiIA51355 Map Location
Little Foote Forest Dickinson 195th Ave.
MilfordIA51351 Map Location
Little Sioux Savanna Dickinson 2218 195th Ave.
MilfordIA51351 Map Location
Milford Woods Dickinson 195th Ave.
MilfordIA51351 Map Location
Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course Dickinson 2251 170th St.
OkobojiIA51355 Map Location
Orleans Beach Area Dickinson 25040 140th St.
Spirit Lake IA51360 Map Location
Spooky Hallow Canoe Access Dickinson 1823 210th St
MilfordIA51351 Map Location
Spring Run Shooting Range Dickinson 1776 272nd Ave
Spirit Lake IA51360 Map Location
Superior Marsh Dickinson 3380 130th Street
SuperiorIA51363 Map Location
Twin Forks Canoe Access Dickinson 1633 County Highway M38
Spirit Lake IA51360 Map Location
Westport Park Dickinson 1175 230th St
EverlyIA51338 Map Location