Keokuk County Conservation is located in southeast Iowa and enjoys the water recreation opportunities provided by the Skunk and South English Rivers. Currently, the Keokuk CCB manages 7 parks, recreation areas, preserves and river accesses encompassing some 2,258 acres across the county. The Belva-Deer Recreation Area is the county's largest area - sporting 1669 acres and a 260-acre lake.
For additional information about the programs, areas and services provided by the Keokuk CCB, please utilize the following contact information:
KEOKUK COUNTY CONSERVATION
PO Box 323
Sigourney, IA 52591
PHONE: (641) 622-3757
EMAIL: Contact Keokuk CCB
WEBSITE: Go to Keokuk County Conservation
Activities in Keokuk CountyThree rivers meander through the Keokuk County countryside. The North and South Skunk Rivers flow through the southern portion of the county and the English River runs through the north. The Skunk River gets its name from the translation of its Indian name, Chacauqua, which means skunk. The North Skunk is the smaller of the two forks and has many tributaries from the north. It rises and falls rapidly with the spring melt and rainfall. The South Skunk is much larger than the North. Its southern tributaries are fewer in number. This fork does not rise and fall as rapidly or as often. The two forks meet to form the Skunk River three miles inside the southeast county line. Other activities within the Keokuk CCB system include: camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, swimming, and many more!
Facilities in Keokuk CountyFacilities available for public use within the Keokuk CCB park system include: fish cleaning stations, playgrounds, campgrounds, camping cabins, open shelters, trails and many more.