Redfield Depot

Bikers at Redfield Depot
Bikers at Redfield Depot
Redfield Depot picnic area
RRVT permit purchase location

The Redfield Depot, a resting spot for Raccoon River Valley Trail users, stands as a reminder of Dallas County’s railroad history. The depot was once a stop on the Chicago Northwestern Railroad line, which gave residents easy access to Des Moines in the early 1800s. The Raccoon River Valley Trail is built on this now-abandoned line.

The Redfield Depot gives trail users access to the town of Redfield, which is home to the Grand Army of the Republic Museum (GAR), Hanging Rock, and several access points to the Middle and South Raccoon Rivers. The Redfield Development Commission operates a concession stand on weekends June 1-October 30.


Redfield Depot
624 1st St.
Redfield, IA 50233

Redfield Depot is located north of Old Highway 6 on 1st Street.


• Bike repair station
• Charging station
• Information kiosk
• Raccoon River Valley Trail permit purchase location
• Historical marker
• Modern restrooms
• Water fountain
• Indoor rest area
• Outdoor picnic tables with shade
• Historical railroad display
• Seasonal concession stand

Operating Hours & Seasons

In May-October, Redfield Depot hours are 8:00am-10:00pm daily. Restrooms are open. Concessions are available on weekends.

Redfield Depot is closed November-April

Contact Dallas County Conservation Board with questions:
14581 K Avenue
Perry, IA 50220
515-465-3577, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm