Welcome to Boone County Conservation! 

The mission of the Boone County Conservation Board is to protect, conserve, and maintain our natural resources and provide education and recreation for the benefit of current and future generations.

Boone County is located in central Iowa just west of Ames and northwest of Des Moines. The county conservation board manages 10 parks, wildlife areas, and trails, including the High Trestle Trail Bridge. These areas encompass some 1,254 acres and 9 miles of paved multi-use trail. Each of these unique areas has something wonderful to offer to the public. From trekking through prairies and oak savannas, to picnicking, camping, hunting, fishing, and even golfing, we hope that you will immerse yourself in all our areas have to offer. 

We also offer year-round educational and recreational programs for all ages to enjoy. Check out upcoming events on our online calendar!

For additional information about the programs, services and facilities offered by Boone County Conservation, please utilize the following contact information:

610 H Ave
Ogden, IA 50212
PHONE: (515) 353-4237
FAX: (515) 353-4238
EMAIL: BCCB@boonecounty.iowa.gov
WEBSITE: Go to Boone County Conservation

(High Trestle Trail Bridge photo by Dave Johnson)

Activities in Boone County

Visitors to Boone County Conservation areas can enjoy:

  • Camping
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking & biking trails
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Golfing
  • Educational programs

Facilities in Boone County

Our three luxury cabins and three rental shelters can now be reserved online through www.mycountyparks.com!

Many different types of facilities are available for public use including:

  • 175 campsites at Don Williams Recreation Area
  • 34 campsites at Swede Point Park
  • Three luxury cabins by the lake at Don Williams
  • Several open air shelters in three parks
  • Ronald Good shelter house at Don Williams
  • Lodge by the Lake at Don Williams
  • Shelter house at Swede Point Park


Please see the Boone Forks website for more information on things to do in the area, as well as in neighboring Hamilton and Webster counties! 

Parks in Boone County

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Beaver Creek Wildlife Area Boone 315 Co Hwy E57
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Buffalo Grove Wildlife Area Boone 2200 Deer Ave.
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Dickcissel Park Boone 219th Lane
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Don Williams Recreation Area Boone 610 H Ave
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Grant's Woods Boone 2335 QF Lane
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High Trestle Trail Boone 2335 QF Lane
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Jay Carlson Wildlife Area Boone 1168 Old Hwy 30
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Mabaska Boone 2200 230th
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Rhoades Acres Boone 80 Juniper Road
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Swede Point Park Boone 1601 322nd Ln
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