Activities

 
Boating Boating at Riverside Park
Little Cedar River Small Water Craft Access
Boating Boating at Halvorson Park
Motorized Boat Access
Boating Boating at Interstate Park
Motorized Boats allowed on the Cedar River.
Boating Boating at Otranto Park
Small water craft access on Cedar River
Cabins Cabins at Pinicon Alders Wildlife Area
1 room primitive log cabin with bunks - $25 per night  - Call for reservations 641-732-5204 Electricity Pit Toilets
Cabins Cabins at Cedar Bridge Park
One bedroom - Sleeps maximum of 6, Kitchenette, Heat & Air Conditioning, Picnic table and fire ring with grill outside
Camping Camping at Francis Park
Campground along the Little Cedar River, 6 non-designated campsites with electricity, no running water, pit toilets only.
Picnic area
Open Shelter
Playground equipment
Little Cedar River fishing access
Camping Camping at Otranto Park
Electrical and water hookups, modern toilet/shower facility, playground equipment, small picnic shelter, small water craft access, dump station.
Approx. 20 non-designated campsites w / electric $15 / night
Non-electric $12 / night
Camping Camping at Halvorson Park
Approximately 50 non-designated campsites with electricity. Campers must self register at the entrance before camping.
Non-designated campsites w/ electricity $18 / night
Non-electric $10 / night
 Water - Drinking / Showers
Toilets - Flush
Dump Station
Camping Camping at Riverside Park
Electricity
Water - Drinking / Showers
Toilet - Flush
Dump Station
Handicap Accessible
Volleyball Sand Court
Regulation Softball Diamond,
Camping Camping at Pioneer Park
The campground  has been updated and has 7 designated gravel campsites with electric and water hookups. There are very clean pit toilets. The shelter house is totally enclosed with electric, picnic tables and new windows.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Riverside Park
Little Cedar River Canoe Access
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at T-38 Access
Canoe access for Cedar River
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Interstate Park
Canoe access on Cedar River.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Otranto Park
Cedar River Canoe Access
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Halvorson Park
Cedar River Canoe Access
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Cedar Bridge Park
Cedar River Canoe Access
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Bennett Access
Cedar River Canoe Access
Fishing Fishing at Riverside Park
Little Cedar River Fishing
Fishing Fishing at Rock Creek Wildlife Area
Fishing on Rock Creek - approx. 1 mile
Fishing Fishing at Cedar Bridge Park
Cedar River Fishing
Fishing Fishing at Bennett Access
Cedar River Fishing
Fishing Fishing at Boerjan Wildlife Area
Turtle Creek trout stream
Fishing Fishing at Francis Park
Little Cedar River Fishing
Fishing Fishing at Interstate Park
Fishing on the Cedar River
Fishing Fishing at Otranto Park
Cedar River Fishing
Fishing Fishing at Otranto Wildlife Area
Cedar River fishing
Fishing Fishing at Pinicon Alders Wildlife Area
 Trout fishing on the Wapsipinicon River - stocked with trout by Iowa DNR
Historic Visits Historic Visits at Oak Lane Cemetery
Historic Site. Earliest known birth 1802. The last burials recorded were Eline Samulsen who was born December 12, 1818 and died December 11, 1907 and Hans Samulsen who was born  April 9, 1821 and died November 9th 1907.
Historic Visits Historic Visits at Interstate Park
Site of the Mitchell mill dam and the historic hydro-electric powerhouse. This facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the only operating hydro-electric power plants in the state of Iowa.
Historic Visits Historic Visits at Cedar Bridge Park
Mitchell County Historical Museum
Call for hours of operation 641-732-5204
Hunting Hunting at Cedar River Greenbelt Trail
Hunting is allowed on publicly owned portions.
Hunting Hunting at Crossman Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Upland
Forest
Walk-in access only
Hunting Hunting at Dale Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Wetland
Native Prairie
Hunting Hunting at Feather Fen
Public Hunting
Upland native prairie
Wetland prairie
Vehicle access off of Hwy 9 - via 1/2 mile grass lane
Hunting Hunting at Gerbig's Woods
Public Hunting
Mature hardwood forest
Walk-in access off 450th St.
Hunting Hunting at Brownville Bower Addition
Floodplain wetlands
Forest
Upland
Native Prairie
Hunting Hunting at Brownville Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Forest
Upland
Wetland
Hunting Hunting at Burr Oak Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Upland
Wetland
Native Prairie
Hunting Hunting at Cedar Block Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Scattered Forest Upland
Native Prairie
Hunting Hunting at Bennett Access
Public Hunting - Forest
Hunting Hunting at Boerjan Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Forest
Upland
Wetland
Hunting Hunting at Huffman Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Grassland
Oak Savangh
Trail access to the Wapsi Western Great Line Trail
Hunting Hunting at Hamlin Garland Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Forest
Upland
Wetland
Hunting Hunting at L.R. Falk Wildlife Area / Cedar River Greenbelt
Hunting
Forest
Upland
Wetland

Hunting allowed along the publicly owned portions of the 4 mile Cedar River Greenbelt Trail.
Hunting Hunting at Markhams Pond - Public Hunting Area
Public Hunting
Native Prairie
Wetland
Hunting Hunting at Nelson Paradise Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Forest
Upland
Wetland
Grassland
Native prairie
Hunting Hunting at North Haven Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Timber
Wetland floodplain
Hunting Hunting at Otranto Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Native Prairie
Restored Wetland
Hunting Hunting at Schwab Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Grassland
Timber
Cropland food plots
Hunting Hunting at Rock Creek Access
Public Hunting
Floodplain
Forestland
Native Prairie
Hunting Hunting at Rock Creek Wildlife Area
Public Hunting
Wetland
Restored Prairie
Upland Forest
Riparian Forest
Hunting Hunting at Sleeping Duck Marsh
Public Hunting
Grassland
Woodlands
Marsh
Picnicking Picnicking at Pioneer Park
The shelter house is totally enclosed with electric, picnic tables and new windows.
Picnicking Picnicking at Otranto Park
Playground Equipment
Small Picnic Shelter
Handicap  Accessible
Picnicking Picnicking at Cedar Bridge Park
Shelter House / Picnic Tables
Picnicking Picnicking at Halvorson Park
Picnic shelters available
Picnicking Picnicking at Francis Park
Picnic area
Open Shelter
Playground equipment
Swimming Swimming at Halvorson Park
Swimming - Cedar River
Swimming Swimming at Interstate Park
Small Beach / Swimming / Water Ski / No Life guard
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at New Haven Potholes Outdoor Classroom
168 acre outdoor classroom with 1.5 miles of mowed self-guided nature trails.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Riverside Park
1/2 mile hiking trail on southside of 465th St., across entrance to park
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Sleeping Duck Marsh
Hiking - Access 1/2 mile walk-in from Addison Ave.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Schwab Wildlife Area
Hiking - 120 acre mixture of grassland, timber, and cropland food plots
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Milton R. Owen Nature Center
Cross Country Ski Trail - Rental Equipment Available