Fallen Rock State Preserve

This 123-acre state preserve, managed by Hardin County Conservation, is sandwiched between Tower Rock Park on the north end and Fallen Rock Wildlife Area on the south end and borders the Iowa River. The property has many unique attributes including the native sandstone bluffs that stand more than 100 feet tall in some areas.  

*A Note on State Preserves: “State preserves are dedicated for the permanent protection of significant natural and cultural features. Most are open to hiking and photography. Many preserves are also wildlife management areas, purchased with hunting license fees and are open to hunting, fishing, and trapping. These preserves are posted as public hunting areas - please observe all posted rules. Activities prohibited on most preserves include; driving of motor vehicles, camping, fires, horses, removal of or damage to plants, animals, and other natural materials and archaeological and other cultural materials. “


  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Stream Fishing, Iowa River
  • Primitive Area: Timber
  • State Preserve

Operating Hours & Seasons

Hours: 5:30 A.M. - 10:30 P.M.