Dock at River
Campground at River
New Playground at Hillview Recreation Area

Plymouth County Conservation is constantly working on improving conservation opportunities throughout the county. Currently there are two projects in the works for Plymouth County Conservation: the construction of a new recreation area named 'Rivers Bend Wildlife Area and the building of a new playground.

River's Bend Wildlife Area
It's been an on going project, but River's Bend Wildlife Area, located at 11826 180th St. just south of Akron, is finally completed!
This newly developed area sports a 20 acre, stocked, fishing lake, as well as a restroom and picnic shelter.  A concrete boat ramp allows access to the lake for non-gas powered boats and there are fishing jetties with picnic tables.  Prairie habitat was planted around the lake for wildlife.
In late summer 2016 we began work on building a campground, we finished this project in June of 2017. The campground is now open. There are 10 camp sites with water and electricity.  The cost is $20 per day.  There is NO SWIMMING ALLOWED!
UPDATE:  We installed a dock in spring of 2018.

Playground Project
We have spent the last 4 years planning and hosting events for our community to help raise money for a new playground on the south side of Hillview Recreation Area by Bur Oak campground.  The wooden playground that existed was built in 1982, so as of 2017 it was 35 years old!!  The playground we envisioned would be a mix of traditional equipment such as swings and slides as well as natural hands on activities which Plymouth County Conservation staff would construct.  
 We officially broke ground on our new playground in September of 2017.  We are proud to announce as of July 1, 2018 our new playground is open for play!  Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, businesses and organizations our vision has become a reality.  We still have a few smaller projects to finish, such as hands on play tables and a willow tunnel, but we hope to have those finished shortly.

If you would like to donate to help us keep improving our parks, whether it be monetarily or by volunteering your time, please call 712-947-4270, email Diana at or simply go to the Donate Now tab!