Shell Rock Recreation Area

One of the first areas ever acquired by the Butler County Conservation Board is the Shell Rock Recreation Area which is located on the west edge of Shell Rock.  Forty acres in size, this area features lake and river fishing, a playground, shelter house, and a replanted prairie.  Electrical hookups for up to 40 campers are available along with several tent camping areas.


The Shell Rock Recreation Area is accessed from turning off of State Highway 3 onto 220th Street, then immediately left on Willow Avenue.  Willow Avenue will turn into West Main Street and the park will be on the north side of the road.


  • Camping area with 30 and 50 amp electrical service
  • Modern toilet facilities with flush toilets and showers
  • Shelter house
  • Playground
  • Water fill stations
  • Boat Ramps and Canoe Access
  • Lake and River Fishing


Operating Hours & Seasons

Shell Rock Park is open 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.
Electrical service and flush toilet facilities are available seasonally.


The Shell Rock Recreation Area is currently open.