Tama County Conservation is located in central Iowa and is home to Otter Creek Lake & Park, Ike's Shooting Range, and TF Clark's Park. The Tama CCB manages 14 parks, water recreation accesses, and natural areas about the county, encompassing 1,102 acres.

 

Winter Closure

Campgrounds at Otter Creek Lake & Park and T.F. Clark's Park are currently closed for the season. 

 

Otter Creek Lake Restoration Project

Otter Creek Lake & Park reopened to the public on June 29, 2023. This reopening included all camping area, roadways, trails, etc. The restoration included establishment of excellent fish habitat, improved angler access, removal of sedimentation, irrigation improvements, and more. Though the refilling process has begun, the lake is still mostly empty. Fishing, swimming, boating, and other water activities are unavailable, as the lake has not yet filled with water.

 

TAMA COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD
2283 Park Road
Toledo, IA 52342
PHONE: (641) 484-2231
FAX: (641) 484-2231
EMAIL:  tccb@tamacounty.org

Activities in Tama County

 Tama County is full of amazing outdoor opportunities, including:

  • Naturalist-led environmental education events
  • Camping areas for RVs and tents
  • Fishing (lake and river access)
  • Boating access to the Iowa River and Otter Creek Lake. Great for small boats, kayaks, and canoes.
  • Hiking & biking trails
  • Picnicking
  • Public hunting accession designated areas

 

Programming & Events

Tama County Conservation offers a wide variety of fun educational programming including crafts, educational talks, animal encounters, guided hikes, fishing, canoeing, and more. We will gladly work with schools, childcare centers, homeschool groups, clubs, organizations, businesses, wedding parties, and other groups to provide fun educational experiences. Any group is eligible for free programming, even if you're not part of an organization!

If you would like to arrange a program or learn more, please email tccb@tamacounty.org or call 641-484-2231.

Facilities in Tama County

Parks managed by the Tama County Conservation Board offer many fine facilities to enhance your outdoor recreational activities:

  • 65 RV and 20 tent camping sites split between Otter Creek Lake & Park and T.F. Clark's Park
  • 70 acre lake providing easy access for fishing, swimming, and boating (currently unavailable at Otter Creek Lake & Park)
  • 3 open-air picnic shelters
  • Tables to accommodate 200 people while picnicking
  • Shooting and archery range
  • 10 miles of trails  
  • 5 boat ramps for access to Otter Creek Lake and the Iowa River (currently unavailable at Otter Creek Lake & Park)
  • 260 acres available for public hunting
  • 3 playgrounds
  • Swimming beach (currently unavailable at Otter Creek Lake & Park)
  • Tama County Nature Center available to rent or tour by appointment 
  • And much, much more!

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Parks in Tama County

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Columbia Wildlife Area Tama 2171 370th St.
TamaIA52339 Map Location
Duffus Landing Tama 2711 360th Street
ChelseaIA52215 Map Location
Heritage Wetlands Wildlife Area Tama 3279 320th St
ElberonIA52225 Map Location
Iowa River Natural Area Tama 2725 360th St
ChelseaIA52215 Map Location
Izaak Walton Shooting Facility Tama 3055 H Ave.
ToledoIA52342 Map Location
Lohberger Memorial Park Tama 1701 285th St
ToledoIA52342 Map Location
Long Point Landing Tama 3469 P Avenue
TamaIA52339 Map Location
Manatt's Landing Tama 1974 340th St.
641-484-2231
TamaIA52339 Map Location
McCoy Landing Tama 2970 C Avenue
MontourIA50173 Map Location
Otter Creek Lake & Park Tama 2283 Park Road
641-484-2231
ToledoIA52342 Map Location
Reinig Wildlife Refuge & Nature Study Area Tama 1887 295th St.
ToledoIA52342 Map Location
T. F. Clark's Park Tama 2775 150th ST.
641-484-2231
TraerIA50675 Map Location
Tama County Conservation Office & Nature Center Tama 2283 Park Rd
641-484-2231
ToledoIA52342 Map Location
Wolf Creek Nature Trail Tama 1596 AA Ave.
GladbrookIA50635 Map Location