Welcome to beautiful Hardin County!

It is the mission of the Hardin County Conservation Board to:

  • Provide safe and healthful recreational opportunities
  • Protect and enhance county natural resources
  • Offer opportunities for our residents to participate in conservation education

Hardin County Conservation offers various outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, hunting, fishing, and camping in its 61 areas spanning over 4,000 acres. The Calkins Nature Area features a museum with a renowned Native American Artifact Collection, while the Sac and Fox Overlook provides impressive views. Visitors can also stay in cozy Tower Rock cabins near Steamboat Rock and enjoy the quiet, friendly little towns and businesses.

Hardin County Conservation

15537 S Ave. Ackley, 50126

Phone: 641-648-4361

Email: conservationhq@hardincountyia.gov

Website: https://www.hardincountyconservation.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardinCountyIAConservation/

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Activities in Hardin County

Activities available within the areas managed by Hardin County Conservation include:

  • Tent & RV Camping
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Boating
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Picnicking
  • Educational Programming
  • Calkins Nature Center

Facilities in Hardin County

Facilities in Hardin County:

  • Cabins
  • Calkins Nature Center, Amphitheater, and Animal Exhibits
  • Campgrounds
  • Sac & Fox Overlook

Parks in Hardin County

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Alden River Access Hardin 800 River Dr.
641-648-4361
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Anders Wildlife Area Hardin 25496 150th. St.
641-648-4361
Iowa FallsIA50126 Map Location
Arthur Hilker Wildlife Area Hardin 21769 340th St.
641-648-4361
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Bates Addition & Trail Hardin 33671 Co Hwy D65
641-648-4361
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Beau Addition to Hardin City Woodland Hardin 30721 170th St.
641-648-4361
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Bessman-Kemp Park Hardin 12260 EE Ave.
641-648-4361
AldenIA50006 Map Location
Bigelow Park Hardin 10053 EE Ave
641-648-4361
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Bob & Eleanor Welden Wildlife Hardin 13170 N Ave.
641-648-4361
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Bob & Joell deNeui Wilderness Hardin 30002 150th St
641-648-4361
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Boddy-Hunt Wildlife Area Hardin 21866 Hwy 65
641-648-4361
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Brekke Memorial Park Hardin 32087 Hwy D67
641-648-4361
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Calkins Nature Area Hardin 18335 135th St.
641-648-9878
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Charles F. Long Memorial Woods Hardin 29323 S62
641-648-4361
UnionIA50258 Map Location
Charles F. Long Wildlife Woods Hardin 33256 305th St.
641-648-4361
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Cross' Ford River Access Hardin 15491 OO Ave
641-648-4361
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Daisy Long Memorial Park / Bates Addition Hardin 33671 Hwy D65
641-648-4361
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Daryl deNeui Memorial Hardin 15537 S Ave.
641-648-4361
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David Bates Memorial Park Hardin 33155 305th St.
641-648-4361
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Eagle City Park & Eagle City Addition Hardin 27799 160th St.
641-648-4361
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Fallen Rock State Preserve Hardin 20997 Co Hwy S56
641-648-4361
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Fallen Rock Wildlife Area Hardin 20997 Co Hwy S56
641-648-4361
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Flowing Well Park Hardin 17256 Hwy S27
641-648-4361
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Gehrke Wildlife Area Hardin 203551 J Ave.
641-648-4361
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Girl Scout Area Hardin Co Hwy D15 (Accessible by River Only)
641-648-4361
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Hardin City Woodland Hardin 30721 170th St.
641-648-4361
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