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Camping Cabins at Hillview Recreation Area
The Center for Outdoor Learning in Hillview Recreation Area

Rolling Loess Hills
Five Ridge Prairie
Picnic Shelter at Southeast Wildwood
Camping

Shower house and restroom at Deer Ridge Campground
Bull Elk
Winter at Hillview Pond

Featured Events
»   10th Annual Hillview Snow Scamper 5K
February 4 - February 4, 2023   9:45 AM - 2:00 PM
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Plymouth County Conservation manages over 2,700 acres of oak timber and river bottom forest, native and reconstructed prairies, wetlands, ponds and lakes. With numerous miles of unpaved trails, multiple campgrounds, a snow tubing hill with lift , disc golf course, boat ramps, picnic shelters and playgrounds, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Plymouth County's 17 wildlife areas, recreation areas, and parks. Year-round environmental education and recreations programs provide everyone with the chance to learn new skills and gain knowledge about their natural environment.

For additional information about the programs, services and facilities offered by the Plymouth County Conservation Board, please view the tabs of this site (to the left) or utilize the following contact information:

PLYMOUTH COUNTY CONSERVATION
PO Box 1033
Hinton, Iowa 51024
 

PHONE: 712-947-4270
FAX:       712-947-4371

EMAIL: 
Director Nick Beeck

Park Ranger Derek Christoffel

Park Ranger Luke Hughes

Resource Manager Nicholas McKee

Naturalist Victoria DeVos

Community Relations Coordinator Madalyn Hewitt

Park Technician Mark Wilson

Activities in Plymouth County

Activities that can be done within areas managed by the Plymouth County Conservation include: 

-wildlife viewing         -camping                 -picnicking                -swimming                  -disc golfing -horseback riding
-hiking                        -hunting                  -fishing                      -canoeing                   -cross country skiing        -bird watching
-kayaking                   -geocaching            -snow tubing            -snowshoeing            -educational programs -mountain biking

Hunting, mountain biking, camping and horseback riding are limited to certain parks and are not allowed at all parks at all times. Please check specific park you are visiting for rules and regulations regarding these activities. 

Facilities in Plymouth County

Plymouth County Conservation has several facilities available to both reserve and use on a first come first served basis. 

Hillview has a meeting space and a large picnic shelter available to reserve and rent. The large picnic shelter and a much smaller shelter near the pond can also be used on a first come first served basis. The Deer Ridge Campground has two camper cabins for rental as well during our May 1 - Oct 14 camping season. Three campgrounds lie within the boundaries of Hillview Park, typically open from May 1 - October 14 each year. The sites at these campgrounds are NOT RESERVABLE.  

River's Bend Wildlife Area has a small picnic and 10 campsites, all available on a first come first served basis. 

Five Ridge Prairie has a small rustic cabin situated atop on loess bluff, overlooking the Big Sioux and Missouri River Valley. This cabin is reservable all year. 

Parks in Plymouth County

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Big Sioux Park Plymouth 14241 Highway 12
712-947-4270
AkronIA51001 Map Location
Birkley's Bend Plymouth 26779 Highway 12
712-947-4270
Westfield IA51062 Map Location
Boyd's Bend Plymouth 13469 Highway 12
712-947-4270
AkronIA51001 Map Location
Buryanek Wildlife Area Plymouth 21679 Bluebird Ave
712-947-4270
WestfieldIA51062 Map Location
Doorenbos-Ford Wetland Plymouth W. of the intersection of 120th St. and Hwy 12
712-947-4270
Akron IA51001 Map Location
E.C. Lippke Wetland Plymouth 11132 240th Street
712-947-4270
WestfieldIA51062 Map Location
Five Ridge Prairie Plymouth 15561 260th St(east entrance) 7 miles south of Wes
712-947-4270
WestfieldIA51062 Map Location
Highway 75 Wetland Plymouth NE of Merrill, IA on the East side of Hwy 75
712-947-4270
Merrill IA51038 Map Location
Hillview Recreation Area Plymouth 25601 C60, P.O. Box 1033
712-947-4270
HintonIA51024 Map Location
Kohler Memorial Grassland Plymouth West of the intersection of 150th St and Quest Ave
712-947-4270
Remsen IA51050 Map Location
Meadow Wildlife Area Plymouth 45597 140th Street
712-947-4270
RemsenIA51050 Map Location
Millsite River Access Plymouth 10001 Highway 3
712-947-4270
Westfield IA51062 Map Location
O'Brien Prairie Plymouth 26211 Noble Ave
712-947-4270
LeMarsIA51031 Map Location
River's Bend Wildlife Area Plymouth 11826 180th Street
712-947-4270
AkronIA51001 Map Location
Ron Wilmot River Access Plymouth 1 m W. of the intersection of 180th St and Hwy 12
712-947-4270
Akron IA51001 Map Location
Rufus B. Hatch Memorial Grassland Plymouth Intersection of L22 and 140th Street
712-947-4270
RemsenIA51050 Map Location
Southeast Wildwood Plymouth 41564 310th Street
712-947-4270
KingsleyIA51028 Map Location