Activities

 
Boating Boating at Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Gabrielson Park has a boat ramp and boating is allowed. No gas motors.
Boating Boating at Linn Grove Dam Area
Linn Grove Dam Area offers a boat ramp and boating.
Boating Boating at Raccoon River Heritage Wildlife Corridor
The Raccoon River Heritage Wildlife Corridor offers boating.
Boating Boating at Sturchler Pit Area
Sturchler Pit offers two boat ramps and boating. No gas motors allowed in pit area.
Boating Boating at Three Waters Wildlife Area
A boat ramp is provided and boating is allowed at Three Water Wildlife Area. No gas motors allowed.
Cabins Cabins at Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Cabin requires a $100 deposit. Rental cost is $100 per day plus tax. Minimum of two days rental for weekends, three day minimum on holidays. Sleeps 12 people. No pets inside the cabin. Bring your own towels and bedding.
Camping Camping at Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Buena Vista County Conservation Park offers modern and primitive camping. There are 18 electrical camp sites and 9 non-electrical sites. Shower and restroom facilities are available.
Camping Camping at Linn Grove Dam Area
Linn Grove offers 6 primitive camp sites and pit toilet facilities. Primitive camping costs $6 per night.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Sturchler Pit Area
Struchler Pit allows canoeing and kayaking.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Gabrielson Park offers canoeing and kayaking.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Three Waters Wildlife Area
Canoeing and kayaking is allowed at Three Water Wildlife Area.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Linn Grove Dam Area
Linn Grove Dam Area offers canoeing and kayaking.
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Gabrielson Park offers an enclosed shelter house for rent. Rental fee is $30. Call the conservation office at 712 -295- 7985 to reserve.
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Buena Vista County Conservation offers two shelter houses at Buena Vista County Conservation Park. The North Shelter House and the South Shelter House. The cost is $30 per day. To reserve a shelter house call the conservation park at 712 -295- 7985.
Fishing Fishing at Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Fishing is allowed at Gabrielson Park.
Fishing Fishing at Sturchler Pit Area
Sturchler Pit offers fishing.
Fishing Fishing at South Cove Park
South Cove offers fishing.
Fishing Fishing at Hankens Wildlife Area
Fishing is allowed at Hankens Wildlife Area.
Fishing Fishing at Linn Grove Dam Area
Linn Grove Dam Area offers fishing.
Fishing Fishing at Raccoon River Heritage Wildlife Corridor
The Raccoon River Heritage Wildlife Corridor offers fishing.
Fishing Fishing at Three Waters Wildlife Area
Fishing is allowed at Three Waters Wildlife Area.
Historic Visits Historic Visits at Newell Catholic Prairie Cemetery
Newell Catholic Prairie Cementary is a historic site in BV County.
Hunting Hunting at Pheasant Ridge Wildlife Area
Pheasant Ridge Wildlife Area offers hunting.
Hunting Hunting at Raccoon River Heritage Wildlife Corridor
Hunting and trapping are allowed at the Raccoon River Heritage Wildlife Corridor.
Hunting Hunting at Gaherty Wildlife Area
Hunting and trapping are allowed at Gaherty Wildlife Area.
Hunting Hunting at Gary Christiansen Wildlife Area
Hunting and trapping are allowed at Gary Christiansen Wildlife Area.
Hunting Hunting at Hankens Wildlife Area
Hunting and trapping are allowed at Hankens Wildlife Area.
Hunting Hunting at Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Bow Hunting ONLY for deer during deer bow season.
Hunting Hunting at Brooke Wildlife Area
Brooke Wildlife Area allows hunting and trapping
Hunting Hunting at Elk Wildlife Area
Hunting and trapping are allowed in Elk Wildlife Area
Hunting Hunting at Three Waters Wildlife Area
Hunting and trapping are allowed at Three Waters Wildlife Area.
Other Activities Other Activities at Starr-Robbins Wildlife Refuge
Starr - Robbins Wildlife Refuge offers an opportunity for wildlife viewing.
Picnicking Picnicking at Sturchler Pit Area
Sturchler Pit offers two open picnic shelters and picnicking.
Picnicking Picnicking at South Cove Park
South Cove offers an open picnic shelter, picnicking, and playground equipment.
Picnicking Picnicking at Linn Grove Dam Area
Linn Grove Dam Area offers an open picnic shelter and playground eqiupment.
Picnicking Picnicking at Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Buena Vista County Conservation allows picnicking and provides nine open picnic shelters. It also offers two half court basketball courts and playground equipment.
Picnicking Picnicking at Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Gabrielson Park offers one enclosed picnic shelter and one open picnic shelter as well as playground equipment.
Swimming Swimming at Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Gabrielson Park offers a beach and swimming is available at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty.
Swimming Swimming at Sturchler Pit Area
Sturchler Pit offers swimming at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Sturchler Pit Area
There is a trail for hiking available around the pit.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Buena Vista County Conservation Park offers many different hiking trails.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Buena Vista County Conservation Park has a tubing hill available for use for inflatable tubes only. We also welcome cross country skiers and snow shoers.