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* Shower houses at Little River and Slip Bluff are now CLOSED for the season. See you in Spring 2024! *

*Little River Campground vehicle access will be closed off until the weather permits for the water to be turned on, tentatively around March 15th. Anyone wishing to use the campground may do so by parking at the cabin parking lot and walking to their desired location. Those wishing to camp before the campground is officially open may call the office to make arrangements.*

Decatur County Conservation manages 9 parks and natural areas encompassing some 2,687 acres, and is home to the 2200 acre Little River Recreation area just NW of Leon, IA. The conservation board also manages 5 access points along the Grand River Water Trail.  For additional information about the programs, services, and areas offered by the Decatur CCB, please utilize the following contact information:

 

DECATUR COUNTY CONSERVATION

20401 NW Little River Road

Leon, IA 50144

PHONE: (641) 446-7307

EMAIL: decccb@grm.net



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Activities in Decatur County

Visitors to Decatur County parks enjoy all sorts of great activities within their parks. Here is just a sampling:

  • Camping and Cabin Rentals
  • Fishing & Water Skiing
  • Archery Range
  • Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Biking
  • Swimming at the Beach
  • Hunting
  • Educational Programs
  • Oak Savanna Restoration Projects
  • Grand River Water Trail

Facilities in Decatur County

Facilities available in areas managed by the Decatur County Conservation Board include:

  • Self-serve firewood stations at Little River Recreation Area and Slip Bluff Park campgrounds
  • Three (3) rental cabins at Little River Recreation Area 
  • Camping at Little River Recreation Area & Slip Bluff Park (electricity and non electric tent sites)
  • Modern restroom/showers at Little River Recreation Area and Slip Bluff Park
  • Archery Range at Little River Recreation Area
  • Four (4) boat ramps at Little River Recreation Area and (1) boat ramp at Slip Bluff Park
  • Swimming Beach at Little River Recreation Area
  • Little River Bait Shop - (live bait & full line of tackle)
  • Shelter Houses
  • And much, much more!

Parks in Decatur County

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Bishop Timber Decatur 23497 Terra Haute Rd
641-446-7307
Decatur CityIA50067 Map Location
Decatur County Conservation Offices Decatur 20485 NW Little River Lake Road
641-446-7307
LeonIA50144 Map Location
Elk Creek Wildlife Area Decatur 14265 State Hwy 2
641-446-7307
LeonIA50144 Map Location
Grand River Water Trail Decatur 20485 NW Little River Rd
LeonIA50144 Map Location
Kobville Decatur 16368 270th St
641-446-7307
Garden GroveIA50103 Map Location
Little River Recreation Area Decatur 20485 NW Little River Rd
641-446-7307
LeonIA50144 Map Location
Shewmaker Park Decatur 13818 160th St
641-446-7307
Grand RiverIA50108 Map Location
Slip Bluff Park Decatur 27351 Slip Bluff Road
641-446-7307
Davis CityIA50065 Map Location
Springer Woods Decatur 17401 198th St
641-446-7307
Decatur CityIA50067 Map Location
Trailside Historical Park Decatur 30308 Mormon Trail Road
641-446-7307
Garden GroveIA50103 Map Location