Schaben Park

Nestled in the hills, Schaben Park is a quiet park that features a campground with electricity and water hydrants, a shower house with restrooms (open April 1st through October 31st-weather dependent), a tent only camping area, picnic shelter, playground, a six-acre fishing lake for electric motors only, boat ramp, fishing jetty and pier, and dump station. A tornado shelter is located at the west end of the campground; sirens will sound in the event of severe weather. There are 2 miles of hiking trails with Smart Trail interpretive signs using QR (quick response) codes allow users to learn about the Loess Hills and Iowa's natural resources. With both native prairie and woodland habitat, public hunting is allowed on most of the area for pheasant, quail, turkey, squirrel, rabbit and deer. Hunters are reminded it is illegal to discharge a firearm within 200 yards of an occupied building or feedlot-watch for signs. Schaben Park is also an excellent location for bird watching, especially migrating warblers and as well as finding morel mushrooms. 


It is located 2 miles off Highway 30, between Woodbine and Dunlap on 141st Lane (gravel road).


  • Campground with electricity and water hydrants 
  • Dump station located near park entrance 
  • Trash dumpster
  • Shower house and restrooms (open April 1st-October 31st-weather dependent)
  • Tornado shelter and siren
  • Playground
  • Picnic shelter
  • 2 miles hiking trails
  • 6-acre fishing lake and boat ramp/dock
  • Fishing jetty and pier


Park gate is closed to vehicles from January 31st to April 1st, walk in only.