Badger Ridge at Hitchcock Nature Center
Badger Ridge at Hitchcock Nature Center
Canoe the Nishnabotna River
Environmental Education Programs
Fish at Arrowhead Park

Camping Cabins
Hiking in the Loess Hills
Bison at Botna Bend Park
Environmental Education


Featured Events
»   Introduction to Land Management - Six-Class Series
May 27 - October 28, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Introduction to Land Management May Session
May 27 - May 27, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Camp 101
June 3 - June 3, 2017   9:00 - 11:00 AM
»   KinderNature Camp - June 12th
June 12 - June 12, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
»   KinderNature Camp: June 13th
June 13 - June 13, 2017   9:00 - 11:00 AM
»   KinderNature Camp: June 14th
June 14 - June 14, 2017   9:00 - 11:00 AM
»   KinderNature Camp: June 15th
June 15 - June 15, 2017   9:00 - 11:00 AM
»   KinderNature Camp: June 16th
June 16 - June 16, 2017   9:00 - 11:00 AM
»   Nature Inside Out: 1st & 2nd Grade Camp
June 20 - June 22, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Super Heroes: 1st & 2nd Grade Camp
June 20 - June 22, 2017   12:30 - 4:30 PM
»   Introduction to Land Management June Session
June 24 - June 24, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Nature Ninjas: 3rd & 4th Grade Camp
June 27 - June 29, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Fantastic Beasts: 3rd & 4th Grade Camp
June 27 - June 29, 2017   12:30 - 4:30 PM
»   Helping Hands Camp
July 5 - July 7, 2017   1:00 - 3:00 PM
»   Survival 101: 5th & 6th Grade Camp
July 11 - July 13, 2017   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
»   Botna Bend Overnight: 7th & 8th Grade Camp
July 17 - July 18, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Hitchcock Nature Center Overnight: 7th & 8th Grade Camp
July 20 - July 21, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Introduction to Land Management July Session
July 22 - July 22, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Pirates: 1st & 2nd Grade Camp
July 25 - July 27, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Pirates: 3rd & 4th Grade Camp
July 25 - July 27, 2017   12:30 - 4:30 PM
»   KinderNature Camp: July 31st
July 31 - July 31, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
»   KinderNature Camp: August 1st
August 1 - August 1, 2017   9:00 - 11:00 AM
»   KinderNature Camp: August 2nd
August 2 - August 2, 2017   9:00 - 11:00 AM
»   KinderNature Camp: August 3rd
August 3 - August 3, 2017   9:00 - 11:00 AM
»   KinderNature Camp: August 4th
August 4 - August 4, 2017   9:00 - 11:00 AM
»   Family Camp Out
August 12, 2017    3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Introduction to Land Management September Session
September 23 - September 23, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Introduction to Land Management October Session
October 28 - October 28, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Since 1955, the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board has acquired eight parks and natural areas encompassing some 1,661 acres across the county, including the award-winning Hitchcock Nature Center.  Visited by more than 90,000 people a year, the Pottawattamie County Conservation parks and natural areas showcase the county's diverse landform and variety of outdoor activities. From hiking through the rugged Loess Hills to boating along the mighty Missouri River, there is something for everyone who enjoys the outdoors. 

Major recreation areas within the Pottawattamie County system include Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Hitchcock Nature Center, Narrows River Park and Old Town Park.  More than 100 campsites await visitors in four different parks; six camping cabins including basic amenities; three enclosed lodges provide year round settings for corporate outings, family reunions and small weddings; open and enclosed shelters yield spacious and special settings for warm season gatherings; and miles of trails provide opportunities for hiking, biking and walking.  The parks of Pottawattamie County also offer visitors the opportunity to camp, fish, hike, boat and interact with wildlife. 

For additional information about the services, programs and facilities provided by the Pottawattamie CCB, please utilize the following contact information:

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY CONSERVATION    
223 S. 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
PHONE :(712) 328-5638
EMAIL: Contact the Pottawattamie CCB
WEBSITE: Go to PCCB Website

Activities in Pottawattamie County

Visitors to Pottawattamie County parks enjoy all sorts of great activities.  Here is just a sampling:
  • Camping & Camping Cabins
  • Hiking & Biking Trails
  • Hunting & Fishing Opportunities
  • Picnicking
  • Bird Watching & Wildlife Viewing
  • Bison and Elk Pastures
  • Archery
  • Boating/Canoeing on rivers & ponds
  • Educational programming
  • Loess Hills Lodge Exhibit Gallery

 

Facilities in Pottawattamie County

Many diverse facilities are available for public use within the Pottawattamie County Park system: 
  • 6 Camping Cabins 
  • 3 Enclosed year-round lodges 
  • Enclosed and Open Shelters
  • More than 100 campsites in 4 different campgrounds 
  • 3 Public Archery Ranges
  • Fishing Structures
  • Miles of trails available for hiking, back packing, biking and walking
  • 4 Boat Ramps for river and pond access
  • 45' Observation Tower
  • Playgrounds
  • Interpretive Facilities located in the award winning Hitchcock Nature Center
  • And much, much more!

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Parks in Pottawattamie County

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Arrowhead Park Pottawattamie 39357 310th Street
NeolaIA51559 Map Location
Botna Bend Park Pottawattamie 42926 Mahogany Road
HancockIA51536 Map Location
Hitchcock Nature Center Pottawattamie 27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey CreekIA51542 Map Location
Narrows River Park Pottawattamie 2500 North 25th Street
Council BluffsIA51501 Map Location
Old Town Park Pottawattamie 12515 385th Street
MacedoniaIA51549 Map Location
Pottawattamie County Conservation Office Pottawattamie 223 S 6th Street
Council BluffsIA51501 Map Location