Kokesh Recreation Area

Kokesh Pond 2014 Oct
Kokesh Pond 2014 Oct
Kokesh Campground
Kokesh Shelter

Kokesh Recreation Area is a 15 acre timber located one mile south of Diagonal. This “off the beaten path” park offers a more secluded setting for those looking to get away from the crowd.                

Kokesh Recreation Area offers a campground, shelter house, restroom, a new modern playground and a renovated pond and water garden. A variety of activities await your family at this special area that will keep you coming back.                

Longtime Diagonal residents, Fred and Pearl Kokesh donated this area to the Conservation Board in 1972. Kokesh Park, fondly known locally as “Pearl’s Puddle” offers camping, fishing, hiking, bird watching and so much more!


1 mile south of Diagonal, Iowa.


* Camping - Electric and Primitive
* 1 Open Shelter
* Pit Toilet
* Drinking Water
* Picnic Area
* NEW Modern Playground
* Fishing
* Birdwatching
* Hiking

Operating Hours & Seasons

Ringgold County Conservation Board park gates are scheduled to be open March 15 - November 15

Walk In - Year Round