Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area

A nine-mile network of trails dissects a 440-acre area of  upland timber, open fields, restored prairie, flood-plain forest, and limestone bluffs; an ideal place for wildlife and a variety of recreational activities.  The nature center houses displays, live and mounted animals, a natural resource library, and a gift shop.  The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board office is located in the nature center.



Located off U.S. Highway 65 just north of Mason City.  This land was donated by Northwestern States Portland Cement Company (Holcim) and Lehigh Cement Companies (3501 Lime Creek Road).


Nature Center, nine-mile trail system, prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats

Operating Hours & Seasons

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday

1 - 5 p.m. Sunday

The center closes at 4 p.m. during winter weekends.