Lenon Mill Park
Lenon Mill Park
Canoe Access on Middle Raccoon River Water Trail
Camping At Nations Bridge Park
Nations Bridge Park Shelter House

Hiking Trail at Nations Bridge Park
Guthrie County Historical Village
Monteith Wildlife Area
Biking on the Raccoon River Valley Trail


Guthrie County, located in west-central Iowa, is rich in natural resources and diverse in recreational areas giving everyone an opportunity to enjoy our beautiful county, located just 45 minutes from our State's capital - Des Moines, Iowa.  

The mission of the Guthrie County Conservation Board is to acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of the county, public parks, preserves, parkways, recreational centers, county forests, wildlife, public museums, and other conservation areas, to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people, to encourage orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation and conservation education.

We welcome and invite you to enjoy our conservation and recreation areas encompassing over 1,169 acres in Guthrie County. Discover original prairies, flowing rivers, scenic roadways, historic towns, and miles and miles of trails. We manage 14 individual parks, prairie remnants, wildlife areas, historic sites, and a portion of the Raccoon River Valley Trail, and offer a variety of recreational opportunities including camping, hunting, fishing, canoeing, biking, bird watching, picnicking, and much more. Whether you stay for an hour, a day, or a lifetime, there truly is something for everyone to discover in Guthrie County.  We hope you enjoy your visit.

For additional information about the services, programs, and activities offered by the Guthrie County Conservation Board, please contact us.

Guthrie County Conservation Board
206 West South Street
Panora, IA 50216

PHONE: 641.755.3061
FAX: 641.755.4066
EMAIL: gccb@netins.net

WEBSITE: www.guthriecounty.org/gccb
FACEBOOK:  www.facebook.com/GuthrieCCB

Guthrie County Conservation Board meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the GCCB office at 206 W. South Street, Panora, Iowa, and is open to the public.

Activities in Guthrie County

  • Tent & RV Camping
  • Hiking Trails
  • Biking Trails
  • Canoeing & Kayaking Water Trails
  • Bird Watching
  • Running Trails
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Picnicking
  • Hunting & Fishing 
  • Educational Programming
  • Historical Sites

Facilities in Guthrie County

Facilities available for public use within the Guthrie County park system include:

  • Campgrounds
  • Canoe accesses
  • Multi-use recreational trails
  • Wildlife areas
  • Shelter houses
  • Hiking trails
  • Disc golf course
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Playgrounds

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Parks in Guthrie County

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Bennie Hall Wildlife Area Guthrie 3267 248th Trail
LindenIA50146 Map Location
Bundt Prairie Guthrie 190th and Nice Avenue
Guthrie CenterIA50115 Map Location
Greenwood Cemetery Prairie Guthrie Viceroy Trail
PanoraIA50216 Map Location
Guthrie County Conservation Offices Guthrie 206 West South Street
PanoraIA50216 Map Location
Guthrie County Historical Village and Museum Guthrie 206 West South Street
PanoraIA50216 Map Location
Highway 141 River Access Guthrie 1388 Highway 141
Coon RapidsIA50058 Map Location
Lenon Mill Park Guthrie 500 West South Street
PanoraIA50216 Map Location
Middle Raccoon River Access Guthrie 3156 248th Trail
PanoraIA50216 Map Location
Monteith Wildlife Area Guthrie 2625 Oak Avenue
Guthrie CenterIA50115 Map Location
Nations Bridge Park Guthrie 2997 Wagon Road
StuartIA50250 Map Location
Raccoon River Valley Trail Guthrie SE 6th Street
PanoraIA50216 Map Location
S.E. Robinson Wildlife Area Guthrie 3181 255th Street
PanoraIA50216 Map Location
Seely Creek Timber Guthrie Frost Trail
Guthrie CenterIA50115 Map Location
Sutcliffe Woodland Guthrie Frost Trail
Guthrie CenterIA50115 Map Location