Camping at Eldred Sherwood
Crystal Lake Cabins

The Hancock County Conservation Board is located in north-central Iowa and is home to Crystal Lake Park, Eldred Sherwood Park and Eagle Lake State Park. The Hancock CCB currently manages 21 individual parks, campgrounds, seasonal camping cabins, wildlife refuges and natural areas encompassing over 1,248 acres within Hancock County. For additional information about the programs, services and activities offered by the Hancock CCB, please utilize the following contact information:

545 State Street
Garner, IA 50438
PHONE: (641) 923-2720
EMAIL: Contact Hancock CCB

Activities in Hancock County

Activities that can be found within the areas managed by the Hancock CCB include:

  • Modern & Primitive Camping
  • Three Modern Cabins
  • Hiking & Biking Trails
  • Beach & Swimming Areas
  • Picnic & Grilling Areas
  • Handicapped Accessible Picnic Area
  • Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Playground Areas
  • Horseshoe, Volleyball & Basketball Courts
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Geocaching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Handicapped Accessible Observation Deck 
  • River & Lake Fishing
  • Public Hunting    
  • And Much More!

Facilities in Hancock County

Facilities available for public use within the Hancock CCB areas include:

  • 3 Seasonal Cabins At Crystal Lake Park 
  • Eldred Sherwood Park Campground - 5 Primitive & 40 Electric Campsites (None Reservable)  
  • Crystal Lake Park Campground - 30 Primitive & 65 Electric Campsites (None Reservable)  
  • 3 Open Shelters
  • 1 Enclosed Shelter
  • Handicapped Accessible Elevated Observation Deck
  • Modern Restroom & Shower Facilities
  • Several Lake & River Boat/Canoe Accesses
  • And Many More!

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Parks in Hancock County

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Crystal Lake Park Hancock 1045 320th Street
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Eagle Lake Heritage Praire Hancock 2218 Nash Ave
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Eagle Lake Nature Area Hancock 1301 U.S. 18
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Eagle Lake State Park Hancock 2506-2526 Lake Ave
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East Twin Lake Woodland Area Hancock 1400 120th St
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Eldred Sherwood Park Hancock 2185 120th St
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Hancock County Conservation Offices Hancock 545 State Street
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Kermit Hovey Wildlife Area Hancock 2179 300th St
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Lau Wildlife Area Hancock 1949 150th St
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Tusha Wildlife Area Hancock 1956 150th St
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Upper Grove Wildlife Area Hancock 1205 Union Ave
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West Twin Lake Picnic Area Hancock 1300-1367 120th Street
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