Hitchcock Recreation Area

Welcome sign
Welcome sign
West house wall
Front

Due to Covid-19: The tour operations at the Hitchcock House are closed until 2021. The restrooms are also closed. Thank you for understanding during these times. Please contact the Cass County Conservation Board office at 712-769-2372 if you have any questions or concerns. The Hitchcock Recreation Area contains the National Historic Landmark: Hitchcock House with hiking trails and hunting areas. A total of 66 acres has something for EVERYONE!

Location

Hitchcock Recreation Area is overlooking the East Nishnabotna River.
Located just west of Atlantic and Lewis. 
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Features

The Hitchcock House was buil in 1856 by Rev. George B. Hitchcock, a Congregational minister. The Hitchcock House played a major role in moving freedom seekers to Canada prior to the Civil War. The house has been accepted as a site on the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to  Freedom, and is a National Historic Landmark. The house is one of the few remaining Underground Railroad "stations" in Iowa. Gift shop also available.
 You may also visit the Hitchcock House website for more information.
More park features include:
  • Vast Public hunting area.
  • 1.75 mile nature trail to beautiful Nishnabotna River.
  • Picnic Area (pack in- pack out please)
  • Seasonal Restroom
  • Nature Study
 


Operating Hours & Seasons

Hitchcock House is open May 1st -September 30, Tuesday- Sunday 1-5 PM with the last tour starting at 4:15 PM.
Fee is charged for a tour for High School and older.
Hitchcock Recreation Area is open from 6 AM- 10 PM (or dusk)
The hunting area is subject to hunting seasons and times.


Closures

The Hitchcock House is closed from October 1st to April 30th.

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