Gibson Recreation Area

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Gibson Shelter House
Gibson Pond

This 240 acre recreation area offers a tremendous diversity of habitats for the outdoor enthusiast. Majestic hardwood forests dominate much of this area but a restored tall grass prairie, a renovated fishing pond, and several marshes can also be found in Gibson. This area is open to public hunting during the appropriate seasons.


1259 260th St. Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641


Amenities include a shelter house, restroom, hiking trails and a handicap-accessible fishing pier. Overnight camping allowed by permit only. Permit fee is $25.00 per night.

Operating Hours & Seasons

This area is open year-round. Camping permits and shelter house reservations are available mid-April through mid-October.