Camping at Eldred Sherwood
Crystal Lake Cabins

The Hancock County Conservation Board is located in north-central Iowa and is home to Crystal Lake Park, Eldred Sherwood Park and Eagle Lake State Park. The Hancock CCB currently manages 21 individual parks, campgrounds, seasonal camping cabins, wildlife refuges and natural areas encompassing over 1,248 acres within Hancock County. For additional information about the programs, services and activities offered by the Hancock CCB, please utilize the following contact information:

545 State Street
Garner, IA 50438
PHONE: (641) 923-2720
EMAIL: Contact Hancock CCB

Cabin/Shelter Online Rental Notice

To make a reservation you will need to make an account. To do this, click login at the top right of your screen or click HERE.

If you already have an account, you can click on the Facilities tab on the left side of your screen or you can click HERE.

Cabin and Shelter Reservations

By popular demand, Hancock County Conservation is now taking online reservations for the Crystal Lake Park Cabins and all Shelters through www.mycountyparks.com. Users will be able to reserve/rent a facility in a similar fashion to online shopping using a credit card. To make a reservation/rental, you must create a user account and fill out the required information. To do this you must go to www.mycountyparks.com and click the “login” button on the top left of the web page. From there you can click the “create an account” button and follow the instructions. If you have already made an account for use with another County, you will not need to make another account. Online reservations will be instantaneous and you will immediately receive an email conformation of your reservation/rental. This conformation will contain information such as your cabin entry code for the cabin door. You will be able to enter a four digit code of our choosing when you make your reservation.

Visa, Mastercard & Discover Card are the only forms of acceptable payment at this time.  American Express is not accepted

Rental Rates:

Cabin: rental rates for 2019 are as follows: $80/night with two night minimum (regardless of weekday or weekend) and $100/night on holidays with three night’s minimum. This rate includes state motel taxes.

Shelter: rental rates will be $35 dollars per day.





ATTENTION: Beginning January 1st, 2019, a cabin or shelter house that is reserved, will have a Non-Refundable $4.00 Processing Fee added to each facility in a shopping cart. The Processing Fee will automatically be added at the time of "Checkout". Due to more counties adding facilities to reserve online and the higher volume of transactions on Mycountyparks.com, the Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards; which, administers the website through a web host company, is instituting this Processing Fee. The fee will go towards continuing updates and maintenance so that Mycountyparks.com will continue to meet the needs of those wishing to reserve county facilities.






Activities in Hancock County

Activities that can be found within the areas managed by the Hancock CCB include:

  • Modern & Primitive Camping
  • Three Modern Cabins
  • Hiking & Biking Trails
  • Beach & Swimming Areas
  • Picnic & Grilling Areas
  • Handicapped Accessible Picnic Area
  • Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Playground Areas
  • Horseshoe, Volleyball & Basketball Courts
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Geocaching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Handicapped Accessible Observation Deck 
  • River & Lake Fishing
  • Public Hunting    
  • And Much More!

Facilities in Hancock County

Facilities available for public use within the Hancock CCB areas include:

  • 3 Cabins At Crystal Lake Park 
  • Eldred Sherwood Park Campground - 5 Primitive & 40 Electric Campsites (Non-Reservable)  
  • Crystal Lake Park Campground - 22 Primitive & 65 Electric Campsites (Non-Reservable)  
  • 3 Open Shelter Houses
  • 1 Enclosed Shelter House
  • Handicapped Accessible Elevated Observation Deck
  • Modern Restroom & Shower Facilities
  • Several Lake & River Boat/Canoe Accesses
  • And Many More!

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Parks in Hancock County

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Concord Park Hancock 2220 Concord Way
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Crystal Lake Park Hancock 1045 320th St.
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