Activities

 
Biking Biking at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
There is a 3 mile hard surface biking trail that leads from Sandy Hollow to the city of Sioux Center.
Biking Biking at Big Sioux Recreation Area
The Big Sioux Recreation Area provides those looking for a place to ride their bicycles for an afternoon. Follow the gravel road through the campground and around the lake (a small portion of this area is a mowed walking trail.
Boating Boating at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Boat ramp access to the Big Sioux River is available at the Oak Grove Big Sioux Park.
Boating Boating at Big Sioux Recreation Area

The Big Sioux Recreation Area's 90 acres of surface water supplies boaters with ample room for a relaxing boat ride, and fishing activities.

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddle board or all three and take them out to explore the area.

All boating activities are no wake.

Boating Boating at Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area

There is a small 8 acre pond located at the Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area.  Making it a quiet spot to spend some time on a boat fishing.  The pond is no wake, there is also concrete boat ramp access to the pond.

Boating Boating at Winterfeld Pond
This 18 acre lake, has a boat ramp and dock available for boating access.  This area is 18 acres in size and is stocked with many species of native fish.
Boating Boating at Fairview Area

There is a 10 acre pond for small motored boats to explore.  This fishing spot has been stocked with many different native species including but not limited to: Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth bass, Perch, Smallmouth bass and Walleye.

Boating Boating at Vande Weerd Pit
This 18 acre area has a small water impoundment available for fishing along with small boat and kayak or canoe access.
Boating Boating at Settlers Canoe Access
This 1 acre of flat bottom land is adjacent to the Big Sioux River.  Boat ramp access to the Big Sioux River for small boat access is available.
Cabins Cabins at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Sioux County Conservation Board offers 4 cabins available by reservation between the months of April and October. All cabins have heating/AC, hot/cold water, showers, small fridges and campfire ring outside with grate for cooking.
Camping Camping at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Turkey Ridge Campground and Deer Run Campground are located at the Oak Grove Big Sioux Park. Campsites have electricity available and cemented pads. Dump stations and water refill is available at both campground areas.
Camping Camping at Alton Roadside Park
There are four (4) camp sites available at the Alton Roadside park. These sites have 30 and 20 amp electrical services. There is a dump station along with water hydrant available to fill with.
Camping Camping at Big Sioux Recreation Area
With a total of 35 camping sites in two separate campground. Sites offer water and electrical services (50, 30, and 20 amp), along with a portion of the sites offering sewer hook ups. Majority of the sites are gravel pads with gravel roadways, there are a few sites that have concrete pads. Modern restroom facilities are located in each campground.
Camping Camping at Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area

There are 10 campsites located at Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area.  All sites have water and electrical (50, 30 and 20 amp) services.  The sites along with roadway are gravel.  A modern comfort station is located central of the park along with a open air picnic shelter available for day use.

All camping is available first come first served, and is available May 15- September 15. 

Camping Camping at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
There are 37 campsites at this area, sites range from electric only to full hook ups.  A modern comfort station, along with a sewer dump is available to campers.  There is also playground equipment and lots of open space for yard games.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Alton Roadside Park
Canoeing and kayaking is permitted on ‚Äčthe 5 acre pond located at the park. No boat ramp access available.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Big Sioux Recreation Area
The Big Sioux Recreation Area contains 90 acres of surface water making it a peaceful spot to go canoeing and kayaking at. Bring your own canoe, kayak or paddle board or rent one of ours. Motorized boating is also allowed at no wake speeds.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park

Bring your own canoe or kayak to launch from our boat ramp into the Big Sioux River, or make a reservation and use one of ours.

Canoes and kayaks available for rental by reservation from the Oak Grove Park. Must be able to do own transportation of watercraft, along with drop off and pick up of renters.

Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Vande Weerd Pit
This 18 acre area has a small water impoundment available for fishing along with small boat and kayak or canoe access.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Fairview Area

This area provides a 10 acre pond with a boat ramp, allowing easy access for those wishing to take their canoe or kayak out on the pond.  

Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Winterfeld Pond
With a boat ramp and 18 acres to explore this is a peaceful spot to take the canoe or kayak out to and get some exploring done.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area
The Bruce Schomkaer Recreational Area contains an 8 acre lake with a concrete boat ramp, and dock making it ideal to paddle around for an afternoon.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Garfield Wildlife Area
There is walk in access for those wishing to go canoeing or kayaking on the Rock River, not boat ramp access to the river.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Rock Sioux Access
Access the the Big Sioux and Rock River can be found at this location.  Access for canoe/kayaks is walk in only.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Settlers Canoe Access
The Settlers Canoe Acces is 1 acre of flat bottom land adjacent to the Big Sioux Rivere, There is a boat ramp available for canoe and kayak entrance and exit of the Big Sioux River.
Disc Golf Disc Golf at Alton Roadside Park

There is a 9 hole Frisbee golf course at this location. There area additional Frisbee available for purchase at the Alton Casey's General Store.

Education Education at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Our county naturalist are based out of the Oak Grove Big Sioux Park and offers many programs to the public throughout the Sioux County area. Programs are for all ages to enjoy, and can be tailored to any group. Programs are offered to local school groups, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, retirement homes, civic group and many others.
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Oak Grove Lodge is available for year round rentals. The lodge has a capacity of 90-100 people. The Big Sioux Shelter is also available year round. The Big Sioux Shelter has a capacity of 50 people. Reservations may be made by calling the parks office.
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Alton Roadside Park
This enclosed shelter is located at the Alton Roadside Park, available by reservation seasonally. The facility Is a great place for family gatherings, graduation parties, celebrations, meetings, etc. To make reservations please contact Alton Casey's General Store at 712-756-4370.
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
The old clubhouse at Sandy Hollow is used for rental space for parties of 150 persons.  This facility is a great place to host family reunions, wedding receptions, and other large gatherings.  Reservations are taken by calling 712-552-1047.
Fishing Fishing at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Sandy Hollow has two small ponds that are open to fishing, weather it be from shore or ice fishing you are bound to catch something.  The ponds have been stocked with catfish, large mouth bass, bluegills, walleyes, and crappie.
Fishing Fishing at Fairview Wildlife Complex
There is a small farm pond located in the north portion of this area.  Bring your lunch with you an enjoy an afternoon hike back to this area.
Fishing Fishing at Floyd River Wildlife Complex C
This property lays adjacent to the Floyd River, there is walk in access only for stream bank fishing.
Fishing Fishing at Big Sioux Recreation Area

With 90 acres of surface water located in this park there is plenty of room for shore fishing or take your boat along and fish from it. Fishing regulations are as posted or according to state of Iowa laws. There is also a handicapped fishing pier located on the south edge of the lake.

This area is a popular spot during the winter months for the locals that enjoy ice fishing.

Fishing Fishing at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Fishing of the Big Sioux River bank is allowed at the park. There is also a small pond located with in the park by hiking trail that is stocked with fish.
Fishing Fishing at Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area

Bruce Shomaker Recreation Area's pond has been stocked with many different native fish species.  Species of fish we stock depend on the body of water but could include: Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth bass, Perch, Smallmouth bass and Walleye.

Fishing Fishing at Winterfeld Pond
This 18 acre lake is a great fishing spot and has been stocked with many native species of fish.  Fishing can be done from shore, by boat, or by dock.
Fishing Fishing at Fairview Area
This 10 acre pond offers access from shore and boat to enjoy an afternoon or evening fishing.  Ice fishing is often popular during the winter months on this pond.  Fish that may be found in the pond maybe: Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth bass, Perch, Small mouth bass and Walleye.
Fishing Fishing at Vande Weerd Pit
This 18 acre area has a small water impoundment available for fishing along with small boat and kayak or canoe access.
Fishing Fishing at Nassau Wildlife Area
This 4 acre area is an abandoned gravel quarry that has been stocked with native fish species for fishing. 
Fishing Fishing at Rock River Access/Area
This area boarders the Rock River and has walk in access for those interested in fishing.
Fishing Fishing at Rock Sioux Access
With access to both the Big Sioux and Rock River banks there is plenty of room for an afternoon of fishing. 
Fishing Fishing at Alton Roadside Park
Shore fishing of a 5 acre lake is located at the Alton Roadside Park. Fish that may be found in the pond include: Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye.
Fishing Fishing at Garfield Wildlife Area
Garfield Wildlife Area offers access to the Rock River for shore fishing.
Fishing Fishing at Floyd River Wildlife Complex A
The Floyd River Wildlife Complex A is located adjacent to the Floyd River.  There is walk in stream bank access for the river.  
Fishing Fishing at Floyd River Wildlife Complex B
This 71 acre area contains a 10 acre lake that has been stocked with many native fish species. Fish that may be found in the pond include: Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye.
Fishing Fishing at Moeller Wildlife Area
This area has a small fishing pond that has been stocked with many native fish species. 
Geocaching Geocaching at Fairview Wildlife Complex
This high tech scavenger hunt is a great way to visit and explore the Fairview Wildlife Complex. There is a free geocaching app found in your smart phones app store or register online and use your handheld GPS unit.

Note: The SCCB does not place or maintain these geocaches, they are by volunteer leadership only.
Geocaching Geocaching at Fairview Area

This high tech scavenger hunt is a great way to visit and explore the Fairview Area.  There is a free geocaching app found in your smart phones app store or register online and use your handheld GPS unit.

Note: The SCCB does not place or maintain these geocaches, they are by volunteer leadership only.

Geocaching Geocaching at Alton Roadside Park

This high tech scavenger hunt is a great way to explore the Alton Roadside Park. Download a free geocaching app in the app store.

Note: the Sioux County Conservation Board does not place or maintain these geocaches; they are by volunteer leadership only.

Geocaching Geocaching at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park

This high tech scavenger hunt is a great way to visit and explore parks in Sioux County. There is a free geocaching app in your phones app store.

Note: Sioux County Conservation Board does not place or maintain these geocaches.

Geocaching Geocaching at Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area

This high tech scavenger hunt is a great way to explore the Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area. Download a free geocaching app in the app store.

Note: the Sioux County Conservation Board does not place or maintain these geocaches; they are by volunteer leadership only.

Historic Visits Historic Visits at Sioux County Historical Site
This 1 acre area is the point of the original survey of Sioux County, Iowa.  It is located on a high bluff overlooking the Big Sioux River.
Hunting Hunting at Rock River Access/Area
With 665 acres available to explore and hunt this area contains many different cover opportunities for many animals.  Covers that can be found include undeveloped prairie, forest, upland, and wetland habitat.
Hunting Hunting at Nassau Wildlife Area
This 4 acre area contains covering for both wetland and upland game species.
Hunting Hunting at Otter Creek Public Hunting
These 56 acres contain both wetland and upland game. 
Hunting Hunting at Floyd River Wildlife Complex C
The Floyd River Wildlife Complex C is 36 acres primarily made up of prairie and is adjacent to the Floyd River.
Hunting Hunting at Fairview Wildlife Complex

This park offers both native prairie and timber providing habitat to wildlife of all kinds.  

Hunting Hunting at Rock Wildlife Area
This 188 acre area is an ideal spot for those who enjoy going out for an afternoon of hunting.  There is many different game covers found at this area including: prairie, wetland, and upland.
Hunting Hunting at Stoll Wildlife Area
This 18 acre area is near the Floyd River and is ideal for upland game hunting.
Hunting Hunting at Moeller Wildlife Area
With 18 acres of prairie and tree lines this is a great place for an afternoon hunt.
Hunting Hunting at Floyd River Wildlife Complex B
With 71 acres of land to hunt this area provides many different species to hunt.  Wetland, upland and forest covering can be found throughout this area.
Hunting Hunting at Floyd River Wildlife Complex A
This area offers 71 acres of native tall prairie, providing cover to upland game.  
Hunting Hunting at Garfield Wildlife Area

The Garfield Wildlife Area offers 55 acres of all habitats including wetland, forest and upland. 

Hunting Hunting at Rock Sioux Access
With 30 acres of dense timber and river banks this is an excellent place for hunting many different species of game.
Hunting Hunting at Vande Weerd Pit
The VandeWeerd Pit Area has wildlife cover for upland game.
Hunting Hunting at Fairview Area
This 94 acre site contains dense timber and wildlife cover.  It is recognized locally as containing some of the better deer habitat in the county. 
Hunting Hunting at Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area
The Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area offers hunting opportunities to those looking for upland game hunting.  The prairie in the back of the park offers great habitat for game.
Hunting Hunting at Big Sioux Recreation Area
Primitive weapon hunting is permitted at the Big Sioux Recreation Area in marked location only.
Other Activities Other Activities at Alton Roadside Park

The Alton Roadside park offers playground equipment and horseshoe pit located in the north portion of the park in addition to the camping, fishing, picnicking and more that is offered.

Other Activities Other Activities at DeKoster Wildlife Refuge
This 9 acre area has been donated to the Sioux County Conservation Board with the purpose of being used as a wildlife refuge. This area provides a place to stop for a quick afternoon picnic, do some bird watching, nature studies and exploring.
Other Activities Other Activities at Sioux County Historical Site
This 1 acre area is a great place to stop and stretch your legs.  There are a geocaches located here, along with area to do a little hiking, or bird watching.
Other Activities Other Activities at Winterfeld Pond
Located on the North edge of Rock Valley this local easily accessed area provides many activities to the public including, Geocaching, Nature Studies, Bird Watching, and much more. 

Other Activities Other Activities at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
With many acres to explore at the Oak Grove Big Sioux Park you are sure to find something for everyone. There is plenty of open space for ball games, many trails for hikers, bird watchers, and nature enthusiast. There is also play ground equipment in the Deer Run Campground for those looking for a place for the youth to run at. Geocaches can be found through out the area, and is a great activity for all ages.
Other Activities Other Activities at Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area
With 60 acres to explore at the Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area there are many things to explore and do.  One can spend the afternoon enjoying a picnic lunch and watching the birds, go hiking, enjoy hunting for a local geocache and much more.
Other Activities Other Activities at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
With spacious area to explore there is plenty of other outdoor activity including; yard games, ball games, catch, picnicking, basketball, volleyball, horseshoe pit, bird watching and exploring may all be done.  There is also an outdoor and indoor archery range at this area.  Range is open to the public upon paying fee to shoot, indoor range is open to members only. For more information on memberships please contact the main office.  
Other Activities Other Activities at Big Sioux Recreation Area

There is much to do at the Big Sioux Recreation Area in addition to the camping, fishing, swimming and hunting. During spring migration season this area provides a prime spot to watch many eagles travel through the site. During peak migration there is anywhere from 10-100 eagles that can be seen in a given drive through the park. There are many other migratory birds that pass through the area providing ample birding opportunities for all.

In addition to bird watching there is also playground equipment that is available to all park users located in the Eagle View Campground. There is plenty of open space for those wishing to play outdoor games while camping and enjoy the surroundings. There is an outdoor archery area available to those wishing to brush up on their skills prior to hunting season starting or just looking for a different place to practice. Targets are taken down during the winter months. Must provide your own bow and arrows.

Other Activities Other Activities at Fairview Area
With 94 acres to explore and a 10 acre pond this area offers many activities for the outdoors enthusiast to do.  There is hunting, fishing, bird watching, hiking, and geocaching just to name a few.  Come out and spend an afternoon doing an activity that you enjoy.
Other Activities Other Activities at Fairview Wildlife Complex
With 430 acres of timber and prairie there is much to explore and do year round.  This area provides a great spot to enjoy an afternoon of bird watching, fishing, exploring, hunting and much more.  Or pack a lunch and make a day out of it.
Other Activities Other Activities at Floyd River Wildlife Complex C
With 36 acres of prairie this property provides space for a quiet afternoon of bird watching, hiking and exploring the area.
Other Activities Other Activities at Floyd River Wildlife Complex A
This area provides opportunities for everyone from a quiet afternoon picnic, bird watching, or going for a hike.  There is primarily prairie land to explore at this park.
Other Activities Other Activities at Floyd River Wildlife Complex B
With 71 acres of primary native prairie, a pond and some timber this property offers something for everyone to do.  From hiking, picnicking, bird watching or hunting you can find it in this area just south of Alton.
Picnicking Picnicking at Floyd River Wildlife Complex B
Bring your picnic basket and a blanket and enjoy an afternoon picnic at the Floyd River Wildlife Complex B.  While enjoying your lunch you also enjoy some bird watching or go on a short hike exploring the prairie.
Picnicking Picnicking at Garfield Wildlife Area
Enjoy an afternoon picnic at the Garfield Wildlife Area.  There is prairie to explore and runs adjacent to the Rock River.
Picnicking Picnicking at Floyd River Wildlife Complex A
There are no picnic tables located at this park, however the Vande Weerd Pit located south of this park offers a picnic shelter with a couple of tables.  However feel free to grab your favorite picnic blanket, pack your picnic lunch and come out and explore the prairie at the Floyd River Wildlife Complex A.  
Picnicking Picnicking at DeKoster Wildlife Refuge
This area offers a place to stop for a quick afternoon picnic while traveling the highway.  Bring a blanket to have your picnic on, and enjoy exploring the 9 acres.
Picnicking Picnicking at Floyd River Wildlife Complex C
Bring your picnic basket and a blanket and enjoy a quiet afternoon enjoying your picnic and exploring the 36 acres.
Picnicking Picnicking at Fairview Wildlife Complex
Pack the picnic basket or cooler and bring a blanket along and enjoy an afternoon picnic at the Fairview Wildlife Complex.  With plenty of space to explore this area will provide your family with a chance to connect and enjoy watching the wildlife and eating your packed lunch.
Picnicking Picnicking at Fairview Area
The Fairview Area offers a quiet spot to enjoy an afternoon of picnicking and wildlife observation.  Bring your fishing pole along and fish while you picnic.  
Picnicking Picnicking at Alton Roadside Park
The Alton Roadside Park offers picnic table and benches throughout the park. There is also an enclosed picnic shelter available by reservation, fees do apply. Along with an open air picnic shelter located near the parking area and restrooms. The open air facility and picnic tables are available on a first come first served basis.
Picnicking Picnicking at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
There are a couple of open shelters available for use on a first come first served basis for picnicking along with open space for picnics and yard games.  
Picnicking Picnicking at Big Sioux Recreation Area
The Big Sioux Recreation Area has ample room for those looking for a nice spot to picnic.  Throughout the park around the waters edges are multiple picnic table, fire rings and grills, open areas, and 2 larger open shelters.  All areas are available on first come first served basis.
Picnicking Picnicking at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
There are many picnicking shelters and tables located throughout the Oak Grove Big Sioux Park. There are also grills and fire pits available in various areas of the park, fire wood is available at the park for $2 an arm load. All picnic tables and open shelters are available on a first come first served basis.
Picnicking Picnicking at Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area
There is an open air picnic shelter available for day use at the park, including picnic tables.  No charge for use of facility and is available on a first come first served basis.  
Picnicking Picnicking at Winterfeld Pond
With lake front picnic options the Winterfeld Boating and Fishing Area is a great spot to spend an afternoon picnic.  An open picnic shelter is available for use. 
Picnicking Picnicking at Vande Weerd Pit
With a picnic shelter located nearby the fishing pond this is a scenic place to stop for an afternoon picnic.  Grill is available however must supply your own fire wood.
Swimming Swimming at Big Sioux Recreation Area
Swimming is allowed at the Big Sioux Recreation Area. Swimming is at your own risk, the swimming beach is open during the summer months only according to park times or sunrise to sunset whichever occurs first.
Swimming Swimming at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
Swimming is allowed at Sandy Hollow in designated area only.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Big Sioux Recreation Area
With the roadway making almost a complete loop around the waters edge this area provides a great retreat for those looking for a safe place walk. There is also groomed hiking trails located in portions of the park along with the chance to explore and blaze your own path.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area

Go for a hike and wander around the Bruce Schomaker Area.  This area has a gravel road way with campground loop along with a mowed firebreak trail to hike along, or blaze your own path through the prairie and into the timber.

Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Fairview Area
This are offers 94 acres of timber to explore by foot.  There are no marked trails however come out and spend an afternoon blazing your own path exploring.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Floyd River Wildlife Complex C
The Floyd River Wildlife Complex C offers those looking to spend an afternoon hiking.  Enjoy the mowed paths around the edge of the property or blaze your own trails.  There is much to see and do in this prairie.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at DeKoster Wildlife Refuge
The DeKoster Wildlife Refuge offers 9 acres to blaze your own trail through as you take a short afternoon to explore the property.  
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Floyd River Wildlife Complex A
Take an afternoon and enjoy time exploring and blazing your own hiking path at the Floyd River Wildlife Complex A. This area is primarily made up of native prairie.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Garfield Wildlife Area
Blaze your own trail and enjoy an afternoon exploring the Garfield Wildlife Area.  
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Floyd River Wildlife Complex B
There are 71 acres of prairie to explore, wander along mowed paths or blaze your own walking path.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Oak Grove Big Sioux Park offers miles of trails both prairie and woodland to hike and explore. Trails are groomed and easy to access.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Rock Wildlife Area
With 188 acres of prairie, and timber to explore this place is a great place for an afternoon hike.  An old railroad bed is also groomed out to provide a trail.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Fairview Wildlife Complex
With 430 acres of land to explore one can spend a day blazing your own trail as you hike through the timber and prairie.  Bring a GPS along and do some geocaching while you are exploring or use it to track your way.  
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Rock Wildlife Area
With 188 acres of prairie, and timber to explore this place is a great place for an afternoon snowshoeing or cross country skiing.  An old railroad bed is used for a trail.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Rock River Access/Area
With 665 acres to explore this area is a great place to spend the afternoon bird watching while you are out cross country skiing or snowshoeing.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Garfield Wildlife Area
This area is primarily made up of prairie offering 55 acres to explore during the winter months.  Bring your snow shoes or cross country skis along and explore the Garfield Wildlife Area on the warmer winter days.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Floyd River Wildlife Complex A
With 71 acres or prairie to explore this is a great spot to take an afternoon to strap on the snowshoes or cross country skis and make your tracks through the snow.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Floyd River Wildlife Complex B
The Floyd River Wildlife Complex B offers 71 acres to explore during the winter months.  Break out your snowshoes or cross country skis and spend an afternoon exploring.  Or bring your ice fishing equipment along an enjoy a day on the ice.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Moeller Wildlife Area
With 18 acres to explore and a small fishing pond this is a great place to enjoy an afternoon of ice fishing and exploration on snowshoes or cross country skis.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
With many acres to explore the Oak Grove Big Sioux Park is a great place to spend an afternoon of snowshoeing or cross country skiing.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Big Sioux Recreation Area
The Big Sioux Recreation Area is a popular destination for those looking for a spot to go ice fishing for a day or afternoon. Bring the cross country skis o snowshoes along for an afternoon exploring the timber.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Vande Weerd Pit
With 18 acres to explore this is a great place to spend part of an afternoon snowshoeing or cross country skiing.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Fairview Area
The 94 acre Fairview Area offers something for those willing to go out in the cold weather months as well as the warm weather months.  This area is a popular hunting area along with ice fishing of the pond.  Bring your snow shoes or cross country skis along for for an afternoon for exploration.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Winterfeld Pond
With an 18 acre lake this is a great place to spend an afternoon ice fishing.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area

There are 60 acres to explore during the winter months.  There is ice fishing of the pond, and open space to try out your snowshoes or cross country ski.  

Use caution during the winter months as roadways not cleared during winter months.

Winter Activities Winter Activities at Floyd River Wildlife Complex C
Take along your snow shoes or cross country skis and enjoy a warm winters afternoon exploring this prairie.  
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Fairview Wildlife Complex
The Fairview Wildlife Complex offers 430 acres to explore during all seasons.  During the winter months break out the snowshoes or cross country skis and enjoy an afternoon of exploration.  This area is located off of a gravel road and parking lots are not cleared during the winter months.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area
There are many fun activities to do at Sandy Hollow during the winter months.  From snowshoeing, ice fishing, and enjoy the outdoors.