Don Williams Recreation Area

Don Williams Aerial
Don Williams Aerial
Don Williams Recreation Area Entrance
Don Williams Lake
Beautiful Lake Views

This 600 acre recreational area is Boone County Conservation's largest park. With the campground, playgrounds, trails and 150 acre lake, there are recreational opportunities for all ages.

This park also serves as the headquarters for Boone County Conservation.The park office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Due to a low number of staff, the park office may not be open all of these hours, please call ahead to set up an appointment.


610 H Ave

Ogden, IA 50212

PHONE: (515) 353-4237


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  • Self-registration campground (no reservations - first come, first serve)
  • 135 electrical campsites $20/night 50/30/110 amp hookup
  • 5 "group" camping areas (park in any arrangement) 
  • 27 non-electrical campsites - $11 / night
  • Youth camping area (by reservation only)
  • Modern shower houses with flush toilets
  • Multiple water hydrants
  • Two dump stations
  • Luxury cabins (by reservation only)
  • Boating (no wake lake)
  • Fishing and bait shop
  • 9-hole golf course and clubhouse with restaurant 
  • Hiking trails
  • Updated playgrounds
  • Swimming beach
  • Two enclosed shelters (by reservation only)
  • Two open air shelters
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Please view the Park Rules below for further information.

    Operating Hours & Seasons

    The campground is open from April 15 - October 15, but may be open later depending on weather.

    Park hours are 5:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.


    The campgrounds will be closed during the winter months, however, the roads through the park will be open to allow for wildlife viewing.

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