T. F. Clark Park - CLOSED

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CLOSED: This park is closed until further notice due to extensive and dangerous tree damage from the August 10th, 2020 deracho storm.

T. F. Clark Park is a 79 acre multi-use facility. The original park (24 acres) was acquired from the State of Iowa in 1960. Prior to that time the park was managed as a very small state park.
In 1978 the 55 acre addition was purchased. The addition was purchased with assistance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. 
The addition, an undeveloped bottom land timber, is managed as a Wildlife Refuge supporting mushrooming, fishing, hiking and nature observation. No hunting or trapping is allowed. 
No ATV's or snowmobiles are allowed in park.   


Located 3.5 miles N.E. of Traer in the SE 1/4, Sec 25, Buckingham Township, east of Highway 63 

For a map of T.F. Clark Park


  • 5 electrical sites for 10 units, and 3 non electric camp sites. This is a self registration campground. 
  • Open air shelter with 100 person capacity
  • 1 rural water hydrant 
  • Vault latrine
  • Play ground and ball field
  • Picnic tables and BBQ grills
  • Hiking
  • Nature observation

Operating Hours & Seasons

Park is open from mid April through early November, 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.  
After 10:30 P.M. Quiet hours are in effect and all visitors to the park must leave except  for registered campers.


Road gate to park is closed during the winter months, typically early November through mid April.
Hiking, cross country skiing and nature observation are allowed during the winter months.