Hacklebarney Woods Park

Hacklebarney Woods is the largest park managed by the Montgomery County Conservation Board.  This 230 acre outdoor recreational area offers two campgrounds, one lake, one pond, three picnic areas, one picnic shelter, and six miles of hiking/equestrian trails.  Our park guests enjoy staying in our newly renovated campgrounds which includes; 50,30,20 amp electrical sites, a restroom/shower facility, dump station, and picnic areas.  Park visitors also enjoy fishing, boating (electric motors only), hunting, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, and much more.


Hacklebarney Woods Park is located 1 mile northeast of the U.S. Hwy 34 and U.S. Hwy 71 intersection, 4 miles north of Villisca, IA.


Main Campgrounds - Campground A, 15 sites, electric only (50,30,20 amp) at $15.00 / night, Campground B, 15 sites, full hook up at $20.00 / night, restroom/shower house, and dump station (located 1/2 mile northwest of campground).  We do not accept reservations as our campsites are on a "First Come First Serve" basis. 

Equestrian Campground/Riding Trails - The equestrian area is located just north of the Hwy 34 / "V" Ave intersection.  This area is designated for trail riding and equestrian camping.  This campground offers two electrical sites ( $15.00 / night) and additional primitive camping ( $10.00 / night).  Daily trail rides are also permitted with the purchase of a  $1.00 / day trail riding fee.  The equestrian camping area and trails are subject to closure at the MCCB's discretion based on recent rainfall and wet trail conditions.  Please call the MCCB office for more information.   

Fishing - Two fisheries (one lake and one pond) are stocked with largemouth bass, blue gills, channel catfish, and can provide great angling opportunities.  Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources fishing regulations and laws must be obeyed. 


Operating Hours & Seasons

Camping Season - April 1st through October 15th

Daily Park Hours - 6:00 AM through 10:30 PM