Glissman Conservation Area

Glissman water view
Glissman water view
Fishing Program at Glissman
Glissman Lodge
Inside Glissman Lodge

Glissman Lodge fireplace & kitchen

Located in the Raccoon River Greenbelt area on Panther Creek Road in Adel, Glissman Conservation Area is 62 acres of secluded bliss.

There are 52.1 acres consisting of mid-age oaks and hickory woodlands, approximately 2.5 acres are in grasslands and woodland areas and a 7.5 acre pond with lots of good-eating-sized pan fish. Recreational opportunities include bird watching, hiking, fishing, picnicking and mushroom hunting.

Also located on the property is Glissman Lodge, a rentable house that has a panoramic view of the pond and valley. The Glissman Lodge will sleep up to 8 people when using the futon. The Lodge features a fully equipped kitchen and has a deck overlooking the pond and valley. Pillows, towels and linens are not furnished. Make your reservation today!

Glissman Overview


Glissman Conservation Area
32185 Panther Creek Road
Adel, IA

From Adel, go west on County Road F60, about three miles to the junction with Panther Creek Road. Turn south on Panther Creek Road and proceed to a “T” intersection. Turn left at this intersection to stay on Panther Creek Road. After the left turn, the road will go east for about ¼ mile and then it bends back to the right. Watch for the entrance to the area which will be on the west (right) side of the road, just before the road bends to the east.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Glissman is open ½ hour before sunrise and closed at 10:00 p.m. each day.
The lodge is available to rent May through October, with April and November rentals possible if weather conditions permit. 


The gate remains locked unless there is a interpretive program in session; however, you are welcome to park your vehicle at the gate and walk in.

Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Ave.
Perry, Iowa 50220 
Phone: 515-465-3577
FAX 515-465-3579
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm