Dickson Timber

Camping at Dickson Timber

Dickson Timber has 12 electrical sites available for camping along with 8 equestrian sites. Horse corrals are also available!

The campground is self-registration, you are to register the day you arrive and have your receipt posted at your campsite. Registration envelopes can be found at the kiosk.

Tent camping is available and also self-registration.

We do not take any reservation for camping at the Dickson Timber campground, it is all first-come, first-serve basis.


Dickson Timber  --  16249 Velvet Avenue, Glidden, IA 51443

Managed by the Carroll County Conservation Board

22676 Swan Lake Drive, Carroll, IA 51401

(712) 792-4614     office@carrollcountyiowa.org


Dickson Timber Shelter House

The shelter house may be used on a first-come, first serve basis if it has not already been rented. To rent the shelter house you may contact the Carroll County Conservation office at (712) 792-4614 or email office@carrollcountyiowa.org.


Maximum capacity for the shelter is 60 people.



There are a total of 12 electric campsites, as well as 8 equestrian campsites and plenty of room for tent camping. There are primitive restrooms and water (we suggest your bring your own water).

All fires must be built in designated fire rings or grills.



There are trails throughout Dickson Timber and all are welcome to use for bird watching, hunting, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and horseback riding. To prevent erosion, the Dickson Timber trails may be closed temporarily, you can call (712) 775-2710 for current trail conditions.


Dickson Timber campground is open mid-April through mid-October, weather permitting.

We will announce the campground openings and closings through our email listing. To get signed up for out email listing email our Office -OR- call our office at (712) 792-4614.


Dickson Timber campground is closed mid-October through mid-April, weather permitting.


 Dickson Timber Camping Fees

RV & Equestrian electrical camping (30 AMP) $14.00 per night

Non-electrical & tent camping $10.00 per night

Equestrian Trail Fees

Daily fee $2.00 per day

Annual fee $15.00 per year, annual fees expire January 10th of each year.

Dickson Timber Shelter House Rental Fees

first-come, first serve basis, if it has not already been reserved.

$40.00 per day

$50.00 refundable damage deposit

Non-profit rates are available