Sportsman Park

Sportsman Park Cabins
Sportsman Park Camping
Sportsman Park Shelterhouse

Sportsman Park Playground
Sportsman Park Showerhouse

Located ½ mile northeast of Dawson, Sportsman Park has 40 acres of oak and hickory timber adjacent the North Raccoon River. Enjoy hiking on the nature trails, picnicking, camping, and nearby access to the Raccoon River Valley Trail and Dawson Boat Ramp.


13821 130th St
Dawson, IA 50066

  • In Dawson, follow Railroad Ave east approximately ¾ mile.
  • Railroad Ave becomes 130th St as it curves north.
  • In about ¼ mile, the road curves east again. At that bend, the entrance gate is on the left.


  • Camping-5 primitive and 10 electrical hook-up sites, available year-round
  • Two all-season cabins that sleep up to 5 each
  • Seasonal, modern restrooms and showerhouse
  • Seasonal on-site camp host
  • Sportsman Lodge-an enclosed, reservable shelter, available year-round for groups up to 120
  • Nature trail
  • Picnic shelter house
  • Handicap accessible playground
  • Nearby access to Raccoon River Valley Trail and Dawson Depot
  • Nearby access to Dawson Boat Ramp

Operating Hours & Seasons

  • May –October, Sportsman Park is open 8am-10pm. Restrooms are open.
  • November-April, Sportsman Park is open 8am-5pm. Restrooms are closed.
  • Sportsman Lodge is available for rent year-round. Nearby modern restrooms are open May-October.
    Check-in is 8:00am year-round. May-October, check-out is 10:00pm. November-April, check-out is 5:00pm.
  • Sportsman Park Cabins are available for rent year-round.
    Check-in is 3:00pm. Check-out is 11:00am.
  • Sportsman Park campsites are available for rent year-round. Restrooms and showerhouse are open May-October; they are closed November-April.
    Check-in is 4:00pm. Check-out is 3:00pm.


The park is open year-round, weather and road conditions permitting.

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