County Parks System:
    The parks system involves the maintenance, management and development of seven parks, river access's, and wildlife area's. These area's provide facilities for outdoor recreation for the residents of Fayette County as well as regional visitors.

Environmental Education Program:
Gilbertson Nature Center serve as headquarters for our education program. Through school programs, general public programs, and other programs with youth and civic groups, the county Naturalists educate victors to and citizens of fayette County about their natural world around them. For more information about the environmental education program call 563- 426-5740 or e-mail gncfccb@alpinecom.net.

Wildlife Management Program:
    Restoring wildlife habitat is the focus of our wildlife management program. Much of our work occurs on private land with the cooperation of local landowners.

Roadside Management Program:
    All 1,135 miles of secondary road ditches are under the management of our Roadside program.
This program is responsible for the eradication of noxious weeds, reestablishment of native prairie species where possible and the removal of brush where needed.

Board Meetings:
    The Fayette County Conservation Board invites all questions and comments and urges everyone to visit our facilities or attend a board meeting.
The Conservation Board meets the Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Wildwood Office

Board Members: 

  Wendy Munger

Ben Jensen

Ken McDonough

Eric Boehm

Jed Siebrecht

Staff:

  Rod Marlatt- Executive Director

Nick Hatlan- Park Ranger

Dustin Schott- Park Ranger

Isaac Sedlmayr- Maintenance Supervisor at Gilbertson Conservation Education Area

Leif White- Conservation Technician at Gilbertson Conservation Education Area

Brian Gibbs - Environmental Education Coordinator

Sue Lueder- Office Manager/Naturalist

Blake Gamm-  Roadside Vegetation Manager

  Cody Anderson- Roadside Foreman

Bob Sadler Assistant Roadside Vegetation Manager

Dan Harrington- Assistant Roadside Vegetation Manager

FAYETTE COUNTY CONSERVATION
Wildwood Nature Center
18673 Lane Road
Fayette, Iowa 52142
PHONE:
563-422-5146
563-425-3613
EMAIL: Contact Fayette CCB
WEBSITE: Go to Fayette County Conservation

Activities in Fayette County

Activities available within the Fayette County Conservation Board areas include:
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Tubing
  • Public hunting
  • Educational Programs
  • Picnicking

Main campgrounds with electrical sites and modern restrooms: 

  Gilbertson Conservation Education Area- Elgin, IA 

  Gouldsburg Park- Between Hawkeye, IA and St. Lucas, IA

Facilities in Fayette County

Facilities available for public use within Fayette County Conservation Board areas include:
  • Shelters
  • Campground
  • Nature Centers
  • Historical Buildings
  • Trails
  • Petting Zoo
  • Playgrounds
  • and many more

Parks in Fayette County

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Downing Park Fayette 23088 78th Street
563-422-5146
West GateIA50681 Map Location
Dutton's Cave Park Fayette 25218 Ironwood Road
563-422-5146
West UnionIA52175 Map Location
Echo Valley State Park Fayette 9672 Echo Valley Road
563-422-5146
West UnionIA52175 Map Location
Fayette County Conservation Office (Wildwood) Fayette 18673 Lane Road
563-422-5146
FayetteIA52142 Map Location
Gilbertson Conservation Education Area Fayette 22580 A. Avenue
563-426-5740
ElginIA52141 Map Location
Glovers Creek Fishing and Wildlife Area Fayette 9680 Echo Valley Road
West UnionIA52175 Map Location
Goeken Park Fayette 28191 Lincoln Road
563-422-5146
West UnionIA52175 Map Location
Gouldsburg Park Fayette 18649 Sunset Road
563-422-5146
HawkeyeIA52147 Map Location
Turkey River Recreational Trail Fayette 22580 A. Avenue
563-426-5740
ElginIA52141 Map Location
Turkey River Water Trail-Valley Acess Fayette 3306 Diamond Road
563-426-5740
ElginIA52141 Map Location
Twin Bridges Park Fayette 13112 O Avenue
563-422-5146
MaynardIA50655 Map Location