Schaben Park

Schaben Park Tornado Shelter
Schaben Park Tent Camping
Schaben Park Shower House With Restrooms

Schaben Park Shelter
Schaben Park Playground
Schaben Park Registration Booth

Nestled in the hills, Schaben Park is a little known treasure that features a campground with electricity and water (no dump station), a shower house with restrooms (open April 1 through October 31), a tent only camping area, picnic shelter, playground, a six-acre fishing lake for electric motors only and hiking trails. Smart Trail interpretive signs using QR (quick response) codes allow users to learn about the Loess Hills and Iowa's natural resources. With both native prairie and woodland habitat, public hunting is allowed on most of the area for pheasant, quail, turkey, squirrel, rabbit and deer. Schaben Park is also an excellent location for bird watching, especially migrating warblers.


Schaben Park is located 2 miles off Highway 30, between Woodbine and Dunlap on a gravel road.


  • Campground with electricity and water hydrants (no dump station)
  • Shower house and restrooms
  • Tornado shelter and siren
  • Playground
  • Picnic shelter
  • Hiking trails
  • 6-acre fishing lake and boat ramp
  • Prairie and woodland habitats


Park gate is closed to vehicles from January 31st to April 1st, walk in only.