The Hancock County Conservation Board is located in north-central Iowa and is home to Crystal Lake Park, Eldred Sherwood Park and Eagle Lake State Park. The Hancock CCB currently owns or manages 20 individual parks, campgrounds, seasonal camping cabins, wildlife refuges and natural areas encompassing over 1,248 acres within Hancock County. For additional information about the programs, services and activities offered by the Hancock CCB, please utilize the following contact information:

HANCOCK COUNTY CONSERVATION
545 State Street
Garner, IA 50438
PHONE: (641) 923-2720
EMAIL: Contact Hancock CCB

County Website: https://hancockcountyia.gov/conservation/

 

Camping Rates/Information:

  • Primitive (non-electric) sites are $10/night
  • Electric only sites are $17/night
  • Full service sites (water/sewer/electric) are $25/night. (full service sites are only located at Eldred Sherwood Park)

 

Cabin/Shelter Online Rental Notice: 

Visa, Mastercard & Discover Card are the only forms of acceptable payment at this time.  American Express is not accepted 

 

ATTENTION: Beginning January 1st, 2019, all reservations will have a Non-Refundable $4.00 Processing Fee added to each facility in a shopping cart. The Processing Fee will automatically be added at the time of "Checkout". Due to more counties adding facilities to reserve online and the higher volume of transactions on Mycountyparks.com, the Iowa Association of County Conservation System (ICCS); which, administers the website through a web host company, is instituting this Processing Fee. The fee will go towards continuing updates and maintenance so that Mycountyparks.com will continue to meet the needs of those wishing to reserve county facilities.

 

 

GOLF CARTS, ATV's & UTV's ARE PROHIBITED IN ALL AREAS

 

 


Activities in Hancock County

Activities that can be found within the areas managed by the Hancock CCB include:

  • Modern & Primitive Camping
  • Three Modern Cabins
  • Hiking & Biking Trails
  • Beach & Swimming Areas
  • Picnic & Grilling Areas
  • Handicapped Accessible Picnic Area
  • Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Playground Areas
  • Horseshoe, Volleyball & Basketball Courts
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Geocaching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Handicapped Accessible Observation Deck 
  • River & Lake Fishing
  • Public Hunting    
  • And Much More!

Facilities in Hancock County

Facilities available for public use within the Hancock CCB areas include:

  • 3 Cabins At Crystal Lake Park 
  • Eldred Sherwood Park Campground - 5 Primitive & 40 Full Service (water/ sewer/ electric) Campsites (24 full service sites Reservable)  
  • Crystal Lake Park Campground - 10 Primitive & 61 Electric Campsites (29 Electric sites Reservable)  
  • 4 Open Shelter Houses
  • 1 Enclosed Shelter House
  • Handicapped Accessible Elevated Observation Deck
  • Modern Restroom & Shower Facilities
  • Several Lake & River Boat/Canoe Accesses
  • And Many More!

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Parks in Hancock County

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Concord Park Hancock 2220 Concord Way
GarnerIA50438 Map Location
Crystal Lake Park Hancock 1045 320th St.
641-924-2186
Forest CityIA50436 Map Location
Eagle Lake Heritage Praire Hancock 2218 Nash Ave
Garner IA50438 Map Location
Eagle Lake Nature Area Hancock 1301 U.S. 18
BrittIA50423 Map Location
Eagle Lake State Park Hancock 2506-2526 Lake Ave
641-923-2720
BrittIA50423 Map Location
East Twin Lake Woodland Area Hancock 1400 120th St
KanawahaIA50447 Map Location
Eldred Sherwood Park Hancock Eldred Sherwood Park 2185 120th St.
641-923-2720
GoodellIA50439 Map Location
Hancock County Conservation Offices Hancock 545 State Street
GarnerIA50438 Map Location
Hanson Wildlife Area Hancock 1802-1808 Co Hwy B14
330 Forest City, IA
Forest CityIA50436 Map Location
Kermit Hovey Wildlife Area Hancock 2179 300th St
Forest CityIA50436 Map Location
Lau Wildlife Area Hancock 1949 150th St
KlemmeIA50449 Map Location
Torkelson Pits Wildlife Area Hancock 2278-, 2300 305th St
VenturaIA50482 Map Location
Tusha Wildlife Area Hancock 1956 150th St
KlemmeIA50449 Map Location
Upper Grove Wildlife Area Hancock 1205 Union Ave
GoodellIA50439 Map Location
West Twin Lake Picnic Area Hancock 1300-1367 120th Street
KanawahaIA50447 Map Location
Winnebago Canoe Access Hancock 1854 Co Hwy B14
Forest CityIA50436 Map Location