Criss Cove

Criss Cove County Park is a 45 acre recreation area that provides fishing, camping and hiking. Criss Cove is typical of Southern Iowa grassland habitat with many native Red Cedars scattered throughout the area. Criss Cove provides users with a high quality 9 acre pond fishery that allows easy access for both shore-line fishing as well as an access for non-motorized boat/canoe fishing. Access to the pond is open year round. Modern and primitive camp sites are provided through the spring, summer and fall each year. Public Hunting is NOT allowed. Due to Criss Cove’s location at the intersection of U.S Highway 169 and County Road G-61, Criss Cove is easily accessed and provides a family friendly atmosphere.


Criss Cove is located approximately 8 miles south of Winterset. From Winterset travel south on U.S. 169 approximately 8 miles. Park is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of U.S. 169 and County Road G-61.


9 Acre Pond
Fishing Jetty's (2) – one is handicapped accessible
Groomed shoreline fishing locations
Boat Landing & Docks for small boats & canoes (electric motors only)
Modern & Primitive Camp Grounds
Pit-Vault Bathrooms
Hiking Trail