Hardin County Conservation held its first meeting on July 8, 1958. On August 12, 1958, the first parcel of property was given to Hardin County Conservation Board and is now known as Bigelow Park. Over the years the Hardin County Conservation Board has acquired 60 areas and manages over 3,254 acres of timber, prairie, wetlands, parks, campgrounds and the Calkins Nature Area. Hardin County has a rich history in many aspects. The Iowa River Greenbelt has been an attraction for people since prehistoric times. One reason for this is the three geological surfaces found in Hardin County, consisting of hte Iowan Erosion Surface east of the Iowa River, the Des Moines Lobe west of the Iowa River and the Southern Iowa Drift Plain in the southern part of the county.
For additional information about the programs, services and activities offered by the Hardin CCB, please utilize the following contact information:
HARDIN COUNTY CONSERVATION
15537 S Avenue
Ackley, IA 50601
PHONE: (641) 648-4361
EMAIL: Contact Hardin CCB
WEBSITE: Go to Hardin County Conservation
Activities in Hardin CountyActivities available within the areas managed by the Hardin CCB include: camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, picnicking, educational programs, boating and much more!
Facilities in Hardin CountyFacilities available for public use within the Hardin CCB areas include: open & enclosed shelters, education center, campgrounds, dump stations, boat ramps and many others.