Bruce Schomaker Recreation Area

Entrance Sign
Entrance Sign
Campground Comfort Station
Pond and boat ramp access
Boundary of Bruce Schomaker Rec. Area

This area was acquired from the city of Boyden, IA in 1999, adding 60 acres to our management plan. The front section of the park is dedicated to camping and picnicking. Middle of the area has an 8 acre pond, with a boat ramp for small boats. Fish that may be found in the pond include: Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye. The back section has been developed in to a native prairie with tall and thick stands of little blue steam and other various prairie plants, providing excellent habitat of upland game.


4.5 miles North of Boyden on L-14.
Click here for a map.


  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campground (50, 30, and 20 amp, water) (fee charged)(May 15- September 15)
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Modern restroom (seasonal)
  • Open air picnic shelter
  • Picnicking (May 15- September 15)
  • Winter activities

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open daily from 7 am- 10:30 pm.


Campground and modern restrooms closed September 15 to May 15 for hunting season.