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 ParkFor additional information about the programs, services and activities offered by Mills County Conservation, please use the following contact information:
Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM
All Park Hours:
Daily: 5:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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!