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Marshall County



Marshall County Conservation is located in central Iowa and home to the historic Grimes Farm & Nature Center. Additionally, the Marshall County Conservation Board manages 28 individual parks, trails, natural area and historic sites encompassing some 2414 acres across the county.

For additional information about the programs, services and activities offered by the Marshall County Conservation Board, please utilize the following contact information:

MARSHALL COUNTY CONSERVATION
Marshall County Conservation Board
2349 - 233rd St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158
PHONE: (641) 752-5490
FAX: (641) 752-5496
EMAIL: Contact Marshall CCB
WEBSITE: Go to Marshall County Conservation

Activities in Marshall County

Activities that can be found within the areas managed by the Marshall County Conservation Board include: educational programs, camping, hunting, hiking, biking, boating, fishing and much more.

Public Notice, Green Castle Lake Draw Down
Beginning the fall of 2012 Green Castle Lake will be drawn down 9’ from full pool level. The purpose of the draw down is to remove the presence of Common Carp that have continually degraded the fisheries of the lake since their discovery approximately 10 years ago. In late summer 2012 Iowa DNR Fisheries Biologists again surveyed the lake through electro shocking and determined up to half the live weight of fish is now consistent of Common Carp. The behavior of this invasive non-native fish species causes increased turbidity of the water and out competes with more desirable species of game fish.  During the survey in 2012 some game fish were found to still be present but not at population levels or sizes that indicate a healthy fisheries. By reducing the lake level, remaining fish will be confined to a smaller body of water making it easier for those fishing to catch. Regular Iowa State fishing rules and regulations are still in effect. However, the MCCB encourages anglers to keep and utilize all fish caught of legal size and limits. Catch and release is not advised because eventually all the fish need to be removed from the lake. The lake is expected to be lowered for approximately two years so the rough fish can be completely eliminated, silt removal work can be completed, and additional fish habitat structure can be added. The most efficient way to remove the Carp is to draw down the lake level and eventually remove all fish in the lake and begin again by restocking desirable species. Questions can be directed to the Marshall County Conservation Board offices at 641-752-5490.

Facilities in Marshall County

Facilities that can be found for public use within areas managed by the Marshall County Conservation Board include: nature center, historic sites, campgrounds, open shelters, trails and many more.

Conservation Center
Windmill in prairie at Grimes Farm
Red-Spotted Purple
Curious Foxes

Muskrat
Blue Birds
Grimes Farm Prairie Burn
Environmental Education at the GrimesFarm


Featured Events

» Paddle S'More
July 29, 2014    7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
» Nature Story Hour
August 6 - August 6, 2014   10:00 - 11:00 AM
» Master Conservationist Series
August 12 - August 12, 2014   6:00 - 9:00 PM
» Star Gazing - The Outer Planets
August 15 - August 15, 2014   8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
» Nature Story Hour
August 20 - August 20, 2014   10:00 - 11:00 AM
  »  more events

Parks in Marshall County



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Arney Bend Wildlife Area Marshall 1529 Lafayette Ave.
AlbionIA50005 Map Location
Bangor Square Park Marshall 201 Prairie Street
UnionIA50258 Map Location
Bear Grove Forest Area Marshall 2204 Hart Avenue
State CenterIA50247 Map Location
Coppock Park Marshall 2408 Copock Park Road
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Dillion Park Marshall 102 Center Road
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Forest Reserve Marshall 1986 - 135th St.
LiscombIA50148 Map Location
French Grove Wildlife Area Marshall 1234 190th Street
State CenterIA50247 Map Location
Furrow Access Marshall 2991 Main Street Road
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Grammer Grove Wildlife Area Marshall 2030 - 127th Street
LiscombIA50148 Map Location
Green Castle Recreation Area Marshall Green Castle Road
GilmanIA50106 Map Location
Green Century Farm Marshall 1755 110th Street
UnionIA50258 Map Location
Grimes Farm Marshall 2359 233rd Street
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
GrimesFarm & Conservation Center Marshall 2349 233rd Street
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Heart of Iowa Trail Marshall 209 S. Main Street
MelbourneIA50162 Map Location
Iowa River Wildlife Area Marshall 2516 Sand Road
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Iowa River Wildlife Management Area Marshall 2516 Sand Road
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Linn Creek Recreational Trail Marshall Linn Creek Greenway
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Log Cabin Historical Site Marshall 1482 Morman Ridge
AlbionIA50005 Map Location
Mag Holland Access Area Marshall 2283 Zeller Ave
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Marietta Sand Prairie Preserve Marshall 1744 Knapp Ave
AlbionIA50005 Map Location
Rhodes Timber Wildlife Area Marshall 708 N. Main Street
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Sand Lake Recreation Area Marshall 2901 Main Street Road
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Stewart Bird Sanctuary Marshall 618 N 16th St
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Three Bridges County Park Marshall 2272 Three Bridges Rd.
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Timmons Grove Park Marshall 1777 Marsh Avenue
MarshalltownIA50158 Map Location
Van Cleve Park Marshall 2098 290th Street
MelbourneIA50162 Map Location
Wehrman Prairie Marshall 3297 Lafayatte Ave
MelbourneIA50162 Map Location
Wickersham Forest Areas Marshall 2563 Starry Grove Rd
Marsh Ave
MelbourneIA50162 Map Location


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