Van Buren County Conservation is located in southeast Iowa along the Missouri border, and is bisected NW to SE by the Des Moines River. The Van Buren CCB has several historic buildings, including the Historic Greef General Store with antiques & crafts from various vendors and museums, 2 other shops currently ran as the Gems4Me and Bentonsport Artisan Co-Op. Bentonsport's history and park like atmoshphere along with several local owned shops make it one of the top visitor attractions in the county.
Morris Memorial Park is improving their historic buildings and area with the local volunteers bringing in thousands of dollars for structual improvements, tours and events that wouldn't happen without the dedication of the Morris Park volunteers. Visit this quiet historic park with modern campground facilities, museums, and history in this beautiful retreat.
Lake Sugema Campgrounds with modern and full campsites overlooks Lake Sugema. This lake was built specifically for fishing and is popular for fishing. Includes Bluegill, Crappie, Walleye,Catfish and Large Mouth Bass.
Lindsay Wilderness outside of Bonaparte has 2 loop trails each over 1 mile long. 2 ponds stocked with fish, hunting and hiking are popular with this park. The Strieber family who originally donated this land to the Conservation has generously donated money to help the Conservation improve it for the locals and visitors to enjoy.
For additional information about the programs, services and facilities offered by the Van Buren CCB please utilize the following contact information:
VAN BUREN COUNTY CONSERVATION
816 Franklin Street
Keosauqua, IA 52565
PHONE: (319) 293-3589
EMAIL: Email VanBuren County Conservation
Activities in Van Buren CountyAll the parks and river access are open to the public. Visit the website for hunting, camping, historic and trail options.