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Black Hawk County Conservation maintains nearly 9,000 acres.  These include river accesses, wetlands, wildlife areas, campgrounds, bike trails, geologic sites, lodges, and nature center.

Black Hawk County Conservation Areas Video - Video produced by Flight Spool.

Black Hawk County Conservation Board meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome.  The Board is scheduled to meet on the second Thursday of each month at 5:00 PM.  Please note, date, time & location is subject to change.

Black Hawk County Conservation Board Current Members:

Jon McNamee - President
Mike Bonser -Vice President
Terri Rogers - Secretary
Jenny Murphy



Contact Us:
Black Hawk County Conservation 
1346 West Airline Hwy
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 433-7275
Fax: (319) 433-7276
conservation@blackhawkcounty.iowa.gov

Black Hawk County Conservation Board

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Activities in Black Hawk County

Several activities are available in Black Hawk County such as:

  • Camping
  • Hiking & biking trails
  • Picnicking
  • Public hunting
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing, boating & kayaking
  • Educational programming
  • and much more!!

Facilities in Black Hawk County

There are several facilities available for public use in Black Hawk County:

  • 5 All-season cabins
  • 6 Rustic Cabins
  • 2 Enclosed year-round lodges
  • 8 Seasonal open shelters
  • Numerous campsites spread over 4 parks
  • Wildlife exhibit (Hickory Hills Park)
  • Hartman Reserve Nature Center
  • Firearms Range
  • Archery Range
  • Trap-shooting Range

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Parks in Black Hawk County

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Administrative Office Black Hawk 1346 West Airline Highway
319-433-7275
WaterlooIA50703 Map Location
Beaver Creek Access Black Hawk Union Road
319-433-7275
Cedar FallsIA50613 Map Location
Beaver Valley Wetland Wildlife Refuge Black Hawk Union Road
319-433-7275
Cedar FallsIA50613 Map Location
Big Woods Lake Campground Black Hawk 1501 East Lake Street
319-433-7275
Cedar FallsIA50613 Map Location
Black Hawk Creek Greenbelt Black Hawk Highway 58
319-433-7275
Hudson IA50643 Map Location
Black Hawk Park Black Hawk 2410 West Lone Tree Road
319-433-7275
Cedar FallsIA50613 Map Location
Brett Klima Wildlife Area Black Hawk Highway 218
319-433-7275
LaPorte CityIA50651 Map Location
Bruce Childs Wildlife Area Black Hawk Dunkerton
319-433-7275
DunkertonIA50626 Map Location
Bruggeman Wildlife Area Black Hawk East Bennington Road
319-433-7275
DunkertonIA50626 Map Location
Cedar Island Wildlife Area Black Hawk Main Road
319-433-7275
LaPorteIA50651 Map Location
Cedar River Access Black Hawk Harmon Road
319-433-7275
LaPorteIA50651 Map Location
Cedar River Natural Resource Area Black Hawk 6520 East Miller Creek Road
319-433-7275
LaPorteIA50651 Map Location
Cedar Valley Nature Trail (Evansdale) Black Hawk River Road
319-433-7275
EvansdaleIA50707 Map Location
Cedar Valley Nature Trail (southeast B.H. county) Black Hawk Clark Road
319-433-7275
LaPorteIA50651 Map Location
Crane Creek Access Black Hawk Raymond Road
319-433-7275
DunkertonIA50626 Map Location
Edgerton Reserve Black Hawk Spring Creek Road
319-433-7275
JesupIA50648 Map Location
Falls Access Black Hawk Union Rd and Beaver Valley Rd.
319-433-7275
Cedar FallsIA50613 Map Location
Fox Township Wildlife Area Black Hawk Spring Creek Road
319-433-7275
JesupIA50648 Map Location
Franta Wildlife Area Black Hawk Spring Creek Road
319-433-7275
Spring Creek RoadIA50626 Map Location
Gilbertville Park Black Hawk Gilbertville Rd.
319-433-7275
GilbertvilleIA50634 Map Location
Hartman Reserve Nature Center Black Hawk 657 Reserve Drive
319-277-2187
Cedar FallsIA50613 Map Location
Hickory Hills Park Black Hawk 3338 Hickory Hills Road
319-342-3350
La Porte CityIA50651 Map Location
Marquis Rd. Access Black Hawk West Marquis
319-433-7275
Cedar FallsIA50613 Map Location
McFarlane Park Black Hawk 13619 King Road
319-342-3844
La Porte CityIA50651 Map Location
Popp Wildlife Area Black Hawk Zanetta Road
319-433-7275
HudsonIA50643 Map Location