Observation Tower
Observation Tower
Mallard Cabin
Cabin Interior
Roberts Creek West Campground

Wilcox Wildlife Area
Canoeing Roberts Creek Park
Marion County Park Fishing Pier
Ice Fishing Roberts Creek Park

Marion County Conservation is located in south central Iowa and is home to the 106' Public Observation Tower at Cordova Park on the Lake Red Rock Reservoir. The Marion CCD manages 9 parks, trails and wildlife areas encompassing some 3,412 acres across the county. 

Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card & American Express accepted. 

Discount Cards such as America the Beautiful, Golden Age, Golden Access, etc. are not accepted when making reservations for MCCD facilities.


Click on the "FAQ" tab for on-line reservation information, or click on the Parks tab, select/click on the correct park, click on Facilities tab and begin your search. For additional information, click links below for Cabin listings, Cordova Pavilion, Marion County Park and Roberts Creek Park campgrounds.

Sign up for Marion County/Alert Iowa Alerts!   Use the link below to receive information in the event of an emergency or severe weather.


For additional information about the programs, services and facilities offered by the Marion CCD - please utilize the following contact information:

214 E Main Street
1st Floor Courthouse
Knoxville, IA 50138
PHONE: 641-828-2213
WEBSITE: Go to Marion County Conservation

Activities in Marion County

A sample list of activities that visitors may enjoy at areas managed by the Marion CCD: 

•   Camping
•   Modern Cabins
•   Interpretive Hiking & Biking Trails
•   Picnicking
•   Numerous Hunting & Fishing Opportunities
•   Boating/Canoeing
•   Bird Watching & Wildlife Viewing
•   Frisbee Golf
•   Environmental Programs
•   Historical Buildings & Covered Bridge


Facilities in Marion County

A variety of facilities are available for public use within the parks and management areas of the Marion CCD, including: 

•   7 Modern Year Round Cabins
                Cabin Listings
Printable Cabin Brochure

•   Over 200 Campsites in 3 Campgrounds - 120 Full Hook-up Sites 

Requests to reschedule or cancel camping reservations due to weather or weather forecasts will not be considered.

In the event of freezing conditions, the water to the campsites may not be on.    The shower buildings will be available for use.

Please note that the camping fees will not change in the event the water is off.

               Marion County Park Campground
               Roberts Creek Park East Campground
               Roberts Creek Park West Campground
Cordova Pavilion Information

•   Several Miles of Trails
•   Picnic Shelters 
•   106' Observation Tower
•   9 Station Frisbee Golf Course
•   Boat Ramps 
•   Playgrounds  
•   And Much More!

*  Pollinator Plot near Roberts Creek Boat Ramp

    RCP Pollinator Plot Story Map

    Lake Red Rock Area Map

    Volksweg Trail Map


Parks in Marion County

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Cordova Park Marion 1378 Highway G28
OtleyIA50214 Map Location
Marion County Conservation Offices Marion 210 E Main Street
KnoxvilleIA50138 Map Location
Marion County Park Marion 306 Willetts Drive
KnoxvilleIA50138 Map Location
Roberts Creek Park Marion Marion County
OtleyIA50214 Map Location
Wilcox Wildlife Area Marion 1960 Hwy T17
KnoxvilleIA50138 Map Location