Purple Prairie Clover on Loess Hills ridge
Purple Prairie Clover on Loess Hills ridge
Purple Prairie Clover on Loess Hills ridge
Tree Frog on Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Diverse Brochures of Mills County Features



MILLS COUNTY is located amongst the Loess Hills and rivers of Southwest Iowa. The Mills County Conservation Board collectively manages 9 parks, lakes, wildlife areas and forests encompassing 1,737 acres across the county. These properties include Pony Creek Park, the Glenwood Archaeological State Preserve, West Oak Forest and the Wabash Trace Nature Trail and others.

Mills County is rich in cultural history. Many cultures have resided in the Loess Hills of Mills County and many archaeologically significant sites reside in the Loess Hills of Mills County. Among these cultures was a prehistoric people whose earth-lodge sites have been documented throughout the Loess Hills of Iowa. There are roughly 284 known earth lodge sites in Iowa, and the majority (239) of these sites occur around the Glenwood area, hence them being called the "Glenwood Culture"
Pony Creek Park
    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM

All Park Hours:
    Daily: 5:30 AM - 10:30 PM
For additional information about the programs, services and activities offered by Mills County Conservation, please use the following contact information:

MILLS COUNTY CONSERVATION
56235 Deacon Rd
Pacific Junction, IA 51561
PHONE: (712) 527-9685
EMAIL: Contact the Mills CCB
WEBSITE: Go to Mills County Conservation

Mills County Conservation Board

Activities in Mills County


The Mills County Conservation Board encourages you to explore over 1,700 acres of unique conservation areas within the county. You will find a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy, from camping, fishing and canoeing to photography, hiking, and biking. There is sure to be a nature area to fit everyone’s interest!

To view a list of Mills County Conservation's properties and what each has to offer, please Explore Mills County Parks!

Please be aware of the General Park Rules & Regulations to prevent any unnecessary complications while visiting Mills County Parks. Thank you.
*NOTE: When trying to view Mills County Conservation's public recreation areas, please use the "View by Map" feature. Due to errors in Google Maps, the "Map Location" feature shows several of our properties well away from their actual locations. Thank you.*

Facilities in Mills County


Facilities that can be found within areas managed by the Mills CCB include: campgrounds, trails, open shelters, playgrounds and more!

Parks in Mills County

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Fisher Wildlife Area Mills Lambert Ave
MalvernIA51551 Map Location
Glenwood Archaeological State Preserve Mills Levi Rd
GlenwoodIA51534 Map Location
Indian Creek Greenbelt Area Mills 410th St
EmersonIA51533 Map Location
Lake George Mills 59490 380th St
HastingsIA51540 Map Location
Mile Hill Lake Mills 21193 US Hwy 34
GlenwoodIA51534 Map Location
Pony Creek Lake Access Mills Deacon Road
Pacific JunctionIA51561 Map Location
Pony Creek Park Mills 56235 Deacon Road
Pacific JunctionIA51561 Map Location
Ray Thomas Wildlife Preserve Mills Fry Ave
hastingsIA51540 Map Location
Wabash Trace Nature Trail - Malvern Mills W 5th St
MalvernIA51551 Map Location
Wabash Trace Nature Trail - Mineola Head Mills Railroad St
MineolaIA51554 Map Location
Wabash Trace Nature Trail - Silver City Mills Main St
Silver CityIA51571 Map Location
West Oak Forest Mills 55877 195th St.
Pacific JunctionIA51561 Map Location