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Welcome to Benton County Conservation! We invite you to explore over 1,700 

 acres of prairie, wetlands, woodlands, trails, and park lands.

 

 


The Benton County Conservation Board (BCCB) has been working on preserving 

Iowa’s future since 1956. Benton County was one of the first sixteen counties in 

Iowa where the citizens voted to adopt a County Conservation Board. Benton 

County developed Hannen Lake, the first man-made lake by a county conservation 

department. Since the 1950’s the BCCB has gained 20 properties totaling over 

1,700 acres which they maintain.  

 

Benton County Conservation campgrounds are open the weekend of April 15th to the weekend of October 31st. 


Our Mission: Benton County Conservation strives to improve the quality of 

life for our citizens by providing recreational and educational opportunities 

that foster stewardship of our natural resources.

    

 
Benton County Conservation
5718 20th Avenue Drive
Vinton Iowa 52349

 Phone: 319-472-4942

Email: info@bentoncountyparks.com

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Benton County Guidebook: BCCB guide online

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Activities in Benton County

Benton County Conservation offers a variety of activities throughout the county including:

  • Primitive and electric camping (first come first served and self-register)
  • Cabin and shelter rentals (reserved on mycountyparks)
  • Nationally ranked disc golf course
  • Hiking / Trail running
  • Fishing / Ice fishing
  • River access
  • Canoeing / Kayaking 
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking
  • Summer camps
  • Public programming
  • Snowshoeing
  • Horseback riding
  • Birding
  • Swimming
  • Photography

Facilities in Benton County

There are several shelters available for reservation throughout Benton County. 

There are also two cabins for rent, one in southern Benton County at Hannen Lake Park and one in northern Benton County at the Winegar and Tobin Wildlife Area. 

Parks in Benton County

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Atkins Round House Area - CURRENTLY CLOSED Benton 7051 Benton Linn Rd
319-472-4942
AtkinsIA52206 Map Location
Benton City-Fry Recreation Area Benton 5899 29th Ave. Dr.
319-560-9802
VintonIA52349 Map Location
Benton County Nature Center Benton 5718 20th Ave,., Dr.
319-472-4942
VintonIA52349 Map Location
Hannen Lake Park Benton 1949 Benton-Iowa Rd.
319-560-9804
BlairstownIA52209 Map Location
Hoefle-Dulin Recreation Area Benton 5901 27th Avenue
319-560-9802
VintonIA52349 Map Location
Milroy Access Benton 2510 58th St.
319-560-9802
VintonIA52349 Map Location
Minne Estema State Park Benton 5261 24th Ave. Drive
319-560-9803
VintonIA52349 Map Location
Old Creamery Nature Trail Benton 5718 20th Avenue Dr.
319-560-9803
VintonIA52349 Map Location
Polk Township Wildlife Area Benton 2819 51st Street
319-560-9802
BrandonIA52210 Map Location
Rodgers Park Benton 2113 57th Street Trail
319-560-9803
VintonIA52349 Map Location
Wildcat Bluff Recreation Area Benton 3139 57th Street Trail
319-560-9802
Center PointIA52213 Map Location
Winegar and Tobin Wildlife Area Benton 5033 22nd Avenue
319-560-9803
BrandonIA52210 Map Location
Wyman Memorial Park Benton 5702 22nd Ave
319-560-9803
VintonIA52349 Map Location