Activities

 
Boating Boating at Little River Recreation Area
Water skiing is allowed on Little River Lake in the marked areas.  The remainder of the lake is a no wake zone marked by "NO WAKE" markers.  Jet Skis are not allowed on the lake along with Jet Boats.  There is no horse power limit. 
Cabins Cabins at Little River Recreation Area
The Decatur County Conservation Board has three (3) log-style cabins.  These rustic cabins are a great way to experience the outdoors without having to pull a camper or pitch a tent.  All cabins are one room, handicap accessible and have a patio facing the lake.  The cabins are close enough to the water which makes for a short walk down to the waters edge or  the fishing jetty located just in front of the cabins.  A dock is also located in front of the cabins to tie your boat up to. 
Camping Camping at Slip Bluff Park
Slip Bluff Park provides a well shaded campgroud with both tent and semi-modern sites.  A newly erected shower house is available with flushable toilets and showers. 
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Springer Woods
A river access for canoes and kayaks is being developed on the Grand River near the J-34 bridge.  This is a short hike from Wirth Springer Woods. 
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Shewmaker Park
A canoe/ kayak access for the Grand River is being developed at this park.  The trail is located near the pit toilet and is a short walk to the river. 
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Kobville
Small open style shelter that can be reserved by calling the Decatur County Conservation Office at (641)446-7307.
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Slip Bluff Park
Two larger shelters are available to rent or used on a first come basis.  Both shelters have pit toilets available nearby. 
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Shewmaker Park
A larger shelter is available at Shewmaker Park.  There is no electricity available in the shelter.  A pit toilet is located in the park.          
Fishing Fishing at Slip Bluff Park
The 16 acre lake provides some excellent Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, and Crappie Fishing.  Electric motors only are allowed on the lake and there is no swimming allowed.  A small boatramp is available for you to take your boat in and out.  A fishing jetty is also available for the fishermen without a boat.  Shoreline fishing is fair. 
Fishing Fishing at Little River Recreation Area
Little River Lake is approximately 787 acres and offers excellent fishing opportunities for that avid angler.  Completed in 1985, Little River Lake offers largemouth bass, walleye, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish. 
Hunting Hunting at Little River Recreation Area
Little River Recreation Area is 2,200 acres jointly managed by the Decatur County Conservation Board and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as a muti-use recreational area.  Most of the area around Little River Lake is open to public hunting.  Duck and geese hunting is a popular on Little River Lake.  There is a good population of deer and turkey.  Using a boat to access some hard to reach hunting areas will land you a trophy. 
Hunting Hunting at Slip Bluff Park
The east part of the park is open for hunting. Mainly all timbr this part of the park offer great deer and turkey hunting.
Hunting Hunting at Springer Woods
This beautiful 38 acre timber preserve is an old growth oak/hickory forest.  Hunting is allowed in this area.  The park is undeveloped and has been designated as a county forest preserve.
Picnicking Picnicking at Trailside Historical Park
A shelter is available for those who want to enjoy a relaxing picnic.      
Picnicking Picnicking at Little River Recreation Area
There are lots of opportunities for picnicking at Little River Recreation Area.  Small shelters with picnic tables and charcoal grills are located throughout the park. 
Picnicking Picnicking at Shewmaker Park
A shelter house is available at this park.  There also is a pit toilet. 
Swimming Swimming at Little River Recreation Area
A large beach offers and opportunity for individuals to cool off from the summer heat.  Swimming is only allowed in the designated swimming areas marked by red buoys.  There is no alcohol/glass allowed in the beach area.  Pets are prohibited from this area also.  Fishing is not allowed within 200 feet of the beach and is marked by two orange signs.  The beach area is a swim at your own risk swimming area and there is no lifegaurd on duty. 
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Slip Bluff Park
The area offers several miles of hiking trails that show off the beautiful oak savanna restoration projects.