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Camping Camping at Otter Creek Park
There are 5 primitive campsites along the park road. Following the trail on the west side of the park, you will quickly discover the secluded, primitive walk-in campsites that overlook Otter Creek. Registration is required, but camping is provided at no cost. Reservations are not allowed.
Education Education at Otter Creek Park
Warren County Conservation Board Naturalists provide education programs for every age group, school, civic organization or scout group. Call 515-961-6169 to schedule a program or find out about upcoming programs in the county.
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Otter Creek Park
The shelter is very popular for family reunions and scout outings.  Call 515-961-6169 to get your event scheduled today!
Other Activities Other Activities at Otter Creek Park
No hike at Otter Creek is complete without a visit to the pond.  Although it is small and contains no fish, it attracts a large number of animals.  The waters are crowded with aquatic insects and frogs.  The large tadpole population makes it a great attraction for children, whose access to the water has been made safe by the installation of a boardwalk along the pond’s edge.
Picnicking Picnicking at Otter Creek Park
The shelter is available by reservation or on a first-come basis. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the park complete with tables and grill boxes.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Otter Creek Park
There are approximately three miles of trails through Otter Creek Park. They cut through the oak and shagbark hickory forest, which typify the native vegetation of Warren County’s ridges.  Following the trail on the west side of the park, you will quickly discover the secluded campsites that overlook Otter Creek.  These are primitive campsites that can only be reached on foot. No hike at Otter Creek is complete without a visit to the pond.  Although it is small and contains no fish, it attracts a large number of animals.  The waters are crowded with aquatic insects and frogs.  The large tadpole population makes it a great attraction for children, whose access to the water has been made safe by the installation of a boardwalk along the pond’s edge.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Otter Creek Park
Otter Creek can be enjoyed in the winter as well.  Explore the trails by cross-country skis, snowshoe or your own two feet. 
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