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The Cherokee County Conservation Board (CCCB) maintains over 1200 acres of parks, wildlife areas, river accesses, preserves and natural resource areas.

The CCCB offers
  • Two Campgrounds with Modern Amenities
  • 3 Primitive Campgrounds
  • 4 Reservable Cabins
  • Reservable Lodge
  • Reservable Open Barn
  • Reservable partially enclosed Shelter
  • 26 Recreational Areas
  • Wildlife Habitat Areas
  • 5 Miles of Seasonal Equestrian Trails
  • 10 Miles of Foot Trails
  • Little Sioux River Fishing Accesses
  • 4 Boat/Canoe Ramps
  • Public Hunting Access
Cherokee County Conservation offers a total of 39 modern campsites & 36 primitive campsites between Silver Sioux Recreation Area and Martin's Access with showers/flush restrooms located in both parks. Larson Lake, Stieneke Access and Ranney Knob offer a wonderful primitive camping experience enjoyable for the entire family.

Martin's Access boasts three 16x22 feet reservable cabin's each with a full restroom and shower, two queen-sized bunk-style beds, kitchenette and outdoor patio area. New in 2014 at Martin's Access is a 30x40 feet cabin that has 3 bedrooms with 6 queen size beds, sectional sofa, full bathroom with ADA shower, and full kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. The new cabin also has 4 round tables with 24 folding chairs and outside patio with a built-in fire ring and stand up grill.  Silver Sioux is home to The Lodge that offers a full restroom with shower, kitchen with a full sized range, 8 full-sized beds, serving table with seating for approximately 24 people, and an outdoor patio area with a built in fire ring.

While staying in Cherokee County Parks you can take a scenic hike on over 10 miles of trails and explore the diverse flora and fauna that makes Cherokee County a special place. If you want to take it a little easier saddle up your horse head to Martin's Access to ride on over 5 miles of trails and roads through Oak Savanna, Woodland, and Prairie ecosystems.

For additional information about all services and facilities available in the Cherokee County Conservation system, please contact us via the various connections below:

629 River Road
Cherokee, IA 51012
PHONE: (712) 225-6709
FAX: (712) 225-6707
EMAIL: Cherokeeccb@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.cherokeecountyparks.com

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Activities in Cherokee County

Cherokee County in northwest Iowa is an ideal destination for hunters and anglers, campers, history buffs, artists and art lovers, canoeists, families and anyone interested in a relaxing and scenic retreat from the daily grind.

Facilities in Cherokee County

Martin Access small Cabin's-
  • Three 16x22 ft modern cabin's for rent
  • Private outdoor patio, grill and fire ring.
  • Two queen-size bunk style beds
  • Restroom with a ADA shower,
  • Kitchenette area and a table and benches
  • Heating and Cooling Unit?
Martin Access Big Cabin-
  • 3 bedrooms with 6 queen size beds
  • Private outdoor patio, grill and fire ring
  • Restroom with ADA shower
  • Full kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, pots/pans, dishes and utensils
  • Sectional sofa
  • Four round tables and 24 folding chairs
  • Heating and Cooling Unit?
Silver Sioux Lodge                  
  • 3 bedrooms with 8 double-size beds                                   
  • Full kitchen
  • Restroom & Shower
  • Wood burning stove
  • Heating and Cooling Unit

Parks in Cherokee County

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Barnes Access Cherokee 4733 Barnes Road
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Brewer Prairie Cherokee 5598 River Road
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Cherokee County Conservation Offices Cherokee 629 River Road
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Harold-Clark Area Cherokee 5922 River Road
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Heinl-Johnson Area Cherokee River Access Only
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Larson Lake Cherokee 5434 10th Ave
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Little Sioux Greenbelt Cherokee 1416 600th Street
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Mac's Preserve Cherokee 600 510th St.
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Maple River Area Cherokee Intersection of C66 & V. Ave
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Martin Access Cherokee 4578 Martin Access Road
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Meriden Roadside Park Cherokee 1144 Hwy. 3 West
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Mill Creek Bridge Access Cherokee 5129 Old 21 Rd.
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Mount Pleasant Church Site Cherokee 603 590th St.
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Nelson Access Cherokee 2102 450th St
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Nester-Stillies Prairie State Preserve Cherokee 5648 V. Ave
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Patterson Wildlife Sanctuary Cherokee 5537 550th St.
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Pearse Access Cherokee 5918 River Road
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Pilot Rock Lookout Cherokee 1650 Pilot Rock Road
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Prescott Prairie Cherokee 2329 Hwy. 3 East
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Ranney Knob Area Cherokee 760 650th St.
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Redtail Ridge Habitat Area Cherokee 1592 580th St.
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Ritts Access Cherokee 6450 Ritts Rd.
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Silver Sioux Recreation Area Cherokee 5964 Silver Sioux Road
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Soo Access Cherokee 4401 440th St.
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Stieneke Area Cherokee 1010 628th St.
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