Willow Lake Nature Center

Willow Lake Nature Center at the Willow Lake Recreation Area

The new Willow Lake Nature Center is open to the public with regular hours Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm; Sundays, April 7th-October 27th from 12-4 pm; Saturdays, May 25th-August 31st from 12-4 pm; Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, 8 am-4 pm.  

Conservation Education

Harrison County Conservation Board provides conservation education programs for all ages. The goals of conservation education is to ensure that people of all ages understand, appreciate, and care about our natural world by: 

  • Understand-to gain a basic understanding of ecological principles
  • Appreciate-to develop an appreciation of local natural resources
  • Care-to foster a lifetime connection with nature in order to make environmentally responsible choices

The Naturalist visits schools in the county and provides a wide range of programs to support curriculum and provide hands-on learning. Field trips to the Willow Lake Nature Center are also offered. Public programs are offered throughout the year with special events including Creepy Campground in the fall. Like HCCB's Facebook and WLNC's Facebook page for the latest news and upcoming conservation education programs!

Willow Lake Nature Center
2725 Easton Trail
Woodbine, Iowa 51579
Phone: (712) 647-2785
Email: cbetts@harrisoncountyparks.org

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Wednesdays until 6 p.m.
12:00 p.m.-4 p.m., Sundays, April 7th-October 27th; Saturdays, May 25th-August 31st
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day
Closed all other holidays