Hickory Grove Park

Hunting at Hickory Grove Park

Hunting and trapping are allowed on the 80 acres located to the south and east sides of the lake (outside the paved road). This area provides upland and waterfowl species.  No target shooting is allowed at Hickory Grove Park. Only non-toxic ammunition is allowed.

All state hunting laws apply.  Hunters must possess  the proper license(s).   Please remember to get permission when hunting within 200 yards of any occupied building, even when hunting on public land.  For a complete listing of all state hunting regulations, visit www. iowadnr.gov or contact the IDNR in Des Moines at 515-281-5918.  

Pets must be on leashes at all times.  Pets shall be deemed as running at large unless the owner carries such animal or leads it by a leash or chain not exceeding six feet in length, or keeps it confined in or attached to a vehicle. Hunting dogs are permitted in designated hunting areas for training, exercise, or hunting, but must be kept on leashes from March 15 to July 15 to protect nesting birds and must be kept under control at all times.

Archery Range Rules

Safety is the top priority; individuals participating in unsafe practices may be asked to leave. The use of the range is free of charge.
● Only archery equipment is allowed on the range. You must bring your own target. The range is marked at 10, 20, 30, and 40 yards.
● No firearms are allowed.
● Downrange area must be unoccupied prior to shooting. Never shoot an arrow until you are positive that no one is in front of you or behind the targets.
● NEVER point a bow and arrow at another person.
● NEVER shoot an arrow straight up into the air. You can injure another person or yourself.
● Shoot from firing line only. The only safe place is behind the shooting line. Don’t stand in front of a bow while it is being shot, even if you are to one side of the shooter.
● No camping is allowed in the range area
● Range hours are sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.
● Erecting tree stands is not permitted


67322 255th Street, Colo, IA  50056


Park hours are 5:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. daily.


This area is open year round.