Heery Woods State Park - North Side

Heery Woods State Park was purchased by the Iowa Conservation Commission in 1934 and has been managed by the Butler County Conservation Board since 1974.  Development of the park was planned by the National Parks Service and Iowa Conservation Commission with work performed by the Works Progress Administration. 

The north side of the park includes two open shelter houses, a primitive restroom, camping facilities, a playground, flush toilets, hiking and biking trails, and shower house. Camping rate is $20 per night beginning January 2024

A low head dam provides excellent fishing opportunities for bass, walleye, northern, and catfish. A new accessible fishing pier was added in 2023 below the dam.


The entrance to the North Side of Heery Woods is located approximately 1/4 mile south of Clarksville, Iowa on Highway 188.


  • Two enclosed shelter houses
  • Camping areas with 30 and 50 amp service
  • Flush toilets and shower house
  • Fishing access
  • Playground
  • Hard surfaced trails connecting to the Rolling Prairie Trail
  • Boat Ramp and canoe access
  • All campsites are $20 per night beginning in 2024


Operating Hours & Seasons

Butler County Parks are open 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.


4/19/2024: Heery Woods State Park campground is currently OPEN for the season.