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Hickory Grove Primitive Campground Site 8

67464 250th Street
Ph: 515-232-2516
Colo, IA, 50056

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Changes related to lake restoration: The lake restoration at Hickory Grove Park is ongoing.  For more details and updates on the project, visit: http://www.storycountyiowa.gov/1375/Hickory-Grove-Lake-Restoration

Changes related to COVID-19:Appropriate signage indicating the current level of service will be placed at the point of entry to the campgrounds. View all details regarding levels of operation here.

This non-electric, tent only site is located in the primitive campground on the south side of Hickory Grove Park.

Sites may be reserved beginning November 1 for the next camping season and must be made at least 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. The occupancy limit is 14 consecutive days; campers are then required to leave the park for a minimum of 48 hours.

There are no refunds and moving between sites is not allowed.

Reservations are posted at each site five days before a reservation. If not reserved, sites are available on a first come, first served basis until a reservation is posted or until the 14 day maximum stay is reached, whichever comes first. 

One tent per campsite is allowed with an additional tent allowed for minor children only.

Generators are not allowed.

Check-in/check-out time is 3 p.m.

The site must be registered under the name of an adult person who will occupy the site.

For a complete list of park rules, please visit http://www.storycountyconservation.org/.


Hickory Grove Primitive Campground is located on the south side of Hickory Grove Park.

67251 255th Street, Colo, IA 50056


  • Each non-electric site offers a fire ring and picnic table
  • Portable toilets are available
  • Firewood is available for purchase from the campground attendant located in site 1 in the main campground on the north side of the lake
  • Shower house with flush toilets and hot water is available in the main campground on the north side of the lake (also a tornado safe shelter)
  • Firewood is available for purchase from the campground attendant in site 1 in the main campground
  • Concession with canoe and pedal boat rentals and refreshments (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, noon to 8:00 PM, Memorial Day - Labor Day)
  • Sand beach and swimming area are located on the north side of the lake (There are no lifeguards on duty--swimming is at your own risk. There are no swimming fees charged) 
  • Picnic sites with tables and grills throughout Hickory Grove Park
  • Hiking trails
  • Public fishing is allowed on the 98-acre lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, and walleye
  • Public hunting is allowed in the two game management areas on the south side of the park (see map)
Water/sewer services (dump stations, water hydrants, site hook-ups if available, and modern restrooms/shower facilities) may be closed at any time to prevent freezing even though the campground may remain open.
Carry in/carry out refuse
Fire ring
Firewood available
On-site resident host
Pet Friendly
Picnic Table
Swimming nearby



Weekends (Friday & Saturday) - 2 night minimum

Holiday weekends  (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) - 3 night minimum

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Campground will be open April 1 - October 31.

Disclaimer: During the early and late camping seasons, facilities may be closed and unavailable due to cold temperatures. No refunds will be issued for reservations made during these times. 


Campground is closed November 1 - March 31.