Canoeing at Scharnberg Park - Clay County, IA
Canoeing at Scharnberg Park - Clay County, IA
Kayaking at Scharnberg park

Clay County's Natural Wonders - Did you know??

  • Clay County is home to Bald Eagles! Along the Little Sioux River.
  • Mory Prairie is one of the very few pristine native prairie calls Clay County home.
  • Clay County attracts many non resident deer and pheasant hunters! 
  • The largest northern pike caught in Iowa in the past 10 years was caught at the Schmerse Wildlife area in 1997! 
  • There are 21 conservation areas in Clay County with facilities for camping, canoeing, hunting and more!

For additional information about programs, areas and services offered by the Clay County Conservation Board, please utilize the following contact information:

CLAY COUNTY CONSERVATION
420 10th Avenue SE
Spencer, IA 51301
PHONE: (712) 262-2187
EMAIL: whorsley@co.clay.ia.us
WEBSITE: Go to Clay County Conservation

Activities in Clay County

A multitude of activities exist within the 21 parks and areas of the Clay County Conservation Department: camping, hiking, educational programs, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, picnicing and much, much more!

Facilities in Clay County

Facilities available for public use within the Clay County Conservation areas include: camping cabins, campgrounds, shelters, beach, trails and many more!

Parks in Clay County

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Bertram Reservation Clay 140th Ave
PetersonIA51047 Map Location
Bob Howe Thunder Bridge Clay 4th Street
SpencerIA51301 Map Location
Dickens Pit Clay 290th Ave
Dickens IA51333 Map Location
Gilbert James Wildlife Area Clay 500th Street
PetersonIA51047 Map Location
Kindlespire Complex Clay 485th St
Sioux RapidsIA50585 Map Location
Kindlespire Complex- Burr Oak Cemetery Addition Clay Intersection 250th Ave & 500th Street
Sioux RapidsIA50585 Map Location
Kindlespire Complex- Burr Wildlife Area Clay 255th Ave
WebbIA51366 Map Location
Kindlespire Complex- Nelson / Reng Addition Clay 245th Ave
Sioux RapidsIA50585 Map Location
Kindlespire Complex- Nelson Addition Clay 2380 490th Street
Sioux RapidsIA50585 Map Location
Kindlespire Complex- Ralph Addition Clay 480th
Sioux RapidsIA50585 Map Location
Lost Island Park Clay 340th Ave
RuthvenIA51358 Map Location
Mory Prairie Clay Intersection 280th Street and 140th Ave
FostoriaIA51340 Map Location
Nielsen River Access Clay 240th Ave.
CornellIA51366 Map Location
Ocheydan Gun Range Clay 350th St.
SpencerIA51301 Map Location
Oneota Park - Conservation Board Headquarters Clay 420 10th Avenue SE
SpencerIA51301 Map Location
Riverside Park Clay 500th St
PetersonIA51047 Map Location
Riverton Wildlife Area Clay 360th St
SpencerIA51301 Map Location
Scharnberg Park Clay 3430 145th Ave.
EverlyIA51338 Map Location
Schmerse Wildlife Area Clay 280th St
FostoriaIA51340 Map Location
Stouffer Memorial Wildlife Preserve Clay 350th St
SpencerIA51301 Map Location
Stub Johnson Family Equestrian Area Clay 360th St
SpencerIA51301 Map Location
Wanata Park Clay 130th Ave
PetersonIA51047 Map Location