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Snyder Bend Park

Biking Biking at Snyder Bend Park

BIKING –The Union Bridge Trail at Little Sioux Park is 1.75 miles long and connects the park to the town of Correctionville. A ten foot wide concrete path winds through scenic areas and crosses the Little Sioux River with a spectacular historic bridge.

Snyder Bend Park has a shorter concrete path along the lakeshore that is perfect for walking or biking.

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Boating Boating at Snyder Bend Park

Motorboats are allowed at Brown’s Lake—Bigelow Park and Snyder Bend Park.

Both have concrete boat access. Non-motorized boats or electric trolling motors are allowed at Little Sioux Park, Southwood Conservation Area and Midway Park.

Stop Aquatic Invaders. Thoroughly clean your boat and trailer and remove any aquatic vegetation to control spread of invasive nuisance species.

Cabins Cabins at Snyder Bend Park

Woodbury County has three types of cabin experiences. You can find a rustic one-room cabin experience at Little Sioux Park, a one-bedroom family cabin at Southwood Conservation Area, or a two-bedroom family cottage with nearly any amenity you could imagine at Snyder Bend Park!

All cabin fees for the entire stay must be paid when reservations are made. Most major credit/debit cards will be accepted as payment. (No Checks)

Minimum two-night stay on weekends (Fri-Sat).

Minimum three-night stay on Holidays.

Camping Camping at Snyder Bend Park

Family campgrounds are managed on a first-come, first-served basis and provide sites for six or fewer people. Sites cannot be reserved. Camping fees are paid by self-registration in the campgrounds. The camping season is from May 1st - October 31st.

Campground amenities vary from primitive to 50 amp electrical service, area water hydrants and dump stations. All campgrounds have access to modern restroom and shower facilities.

$17/day - Non-Electrical 
$25/day - Electrical & Water
$5/bundle - Firewood

Campgrounds are available at:

Firewood Note: Please use local firewood whenever possible. This is to control the spread of insect pests including the Emerald Ash Borer and Gypsy Moth. See more information at: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Portals/idnr/uploads/forestry/eab_firewoodlaw.pdf

Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Snyder Bend Park

Launch your canoe or kayak at one of our county park lakes at Southwood Conservation Area, Brown's Lake—Bigelow Park, Snyder Bend Park, Midway Park or Little Sioux Park. River access points are available along the Little Sioux River at Copeland Park and Walling Access near Correctionville and Little Sioux Park. Some accesses may be difficult to maneuver at times due to high water, eroded banks and mud.

Parks that include Canoeing

Fishing Fishing at Snyder Bend Park

Brown’s Lake—Bigelow Park– Fish species: northern pike, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, bullhead; 580 acre lake; fair shoreline access; fishing dock; fish cleaning station

Little Sioux Park - Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish; 13 acre lake; good shoreline access; fish cleaning station

The Little Sioux River at Little Sioux Park, Copeland Park and Walling Access has fair public access and Inkpaduta Access has poor access

Shagbark Hills – Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish; One-acre lake with fair shoreline access

Midway Park – Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish; good shoreline access

Snyder Bend Park - Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie; 400 acre lake; fair shoreline access; fish cleaning station; handicap fishing access

Southwood Conservation Area– Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish; 14 acre lake; fair shoreline access

Regulations - For a complete listing of fishing regulations, visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website for additional information.

Fishing Licenses are for sale at Brown's Lake—Bigelow Park, Little Sioux Park and Southwood Conservation Area.

Picnicking Picnicking at Snyder Bend Park
Picnic sites are available at:

Open shelters are found at Brown's Lake—Bigelow Park, Snyder Bend Park, Fowler Forest Preserve or Little Sioux Park. Open shelters cannot be reserved.

Enclosed picnic shelters at Little Sioux Park and Brown's Lake—Bigelow Park can be rented for a fee. Call the Resource Manager in each respective park to rent the enclosed shelters. See Facility Rentals.

Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Snyder Bend Park

Hiking trails are found at Fowler Forest Preserve, Little Sioux Park, Snyder Bend Park, Southwood Conservation Area and the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.

Concrete bike trails
are located at Little Sioux Park and Snyder Bend Park.

Self-guided nature trails
are located at the Southwood Conservation Area and the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. A suspension bridge is found at Southwood Conservation Area.

Parks that include Trails