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, hiking trails, and a handicap-accessible fishing pier. 

All campers are required to register with the Henry County Conservation Department. For more information contact that conservation office at (319) 986-5067. (2 week max per camping unit). Privative Camping Only.

Shelter house reservations can also be made by contacting the Henry County Conservation Department.

Operating Hours & Seasons

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