Heery Woods State Park - South Side

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Heery Woods State Park was sold to the State of Iowa 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 south side of the park includes an enclosed shelter house/lodge and primitive restrooms both constructed of hand cut limestone.  The south side also contains modern bathrooms, a grill shelter, and the Butler CCB Headquarters at the Allan and Fayette Meyer Nature Center. 


The park is located approximately one mile south of Clarksville and approximately 1/2 mile west of  State Highway 188 on 195th Street.


  • 1935 WPA Hand Cut Limestone Lodge with full kitchen, available by reservation only 
  • 2 commercial grade grills in open shelter (primary use to parties reserving the lodge)
  • Playground equipment
  • Flush toilets
  • Nature Center with display area
  •  Picnic Areas
  • 1.75 mile hiking trails


Operating Hours & Seasons

Butler County Parks are open for use between daily between 6 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.


Butler County Parks are subject to close during high water events, hunting seasons, or for maintenance needs.  Please contact us if you have any concerns about the parks may be closed.