For the safety of our guests and staff, the Webster County Conservation Office & Nature Center are open for business only - no public bathrooms and nature displays are closed.

All programs and events are cancelled until further notice.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Webster County Conservation Facebook page.



Webster County Conservation is located in central Iowa and is home to John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. The Webster CCB collectively manages 24 parks, memorial sites, wildlife areas and prairies - encompassing over 2,000 acres within the county.

The largest and most popular area managed by the Webster County Conservation Board is John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. This park is a 400 acre multiple use recreation area. The 53-acre Badger Lake provides the focal point for a wide variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking, canoeing and boating (no gas motors) as well as an the 18 hole Lakeside Municipal Golf Course.

To reserve the Bob Heun Shelter House, Camping Cabin, Veteran's Memorial Park or a campsite at the Gypsum City OHV Park Campground please visit the Facilities tab on the left.

For additional information about the programs, services and facilities offered by the Webster CCB, please utilize the following contact information:

John F. Kennedy Memorial Park
1415 Nelson Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
PHONE: (515) 576-4258 
RANGER CELL PHONE: (515) 408-6591
EMAIL: Contact the Webster CCB
WEBSITE: Go to Webster County Conservation

Don't forget to check us out on Facebook!

Activities in Webster County

Recreational Opportunities in Webster County  
  • Camping, Group Camp and Camping Cabins
  • Hiking and Biking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • 7 Golf Courses
  • 70 Miles of Water Trails
  • Equestrian Trails
  • 3 Public Woodland Indian Mound Sites
  • Multiple Playgrounds
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Shooting Ranges

Facilities in Webster County

These are the diverse facilities managed by Webster County, the City of Fort Dodge and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 
  • 4 Camping Cabins
  • 7 Enclosed Lodges
  • 10 Open Shelters
  • 377 Campsites in 5 Campgrounds
  • 60 Miles of Trails
  • 5 Boat Ramps with Des Moines River Access
  • 4 Boat Ramps with Lizard Creek Access
  • Nature Center with Wildlife Exhibit
  • 2 Shooting Ranges
  • 1 Group Camp

For more information click on City of Fort Dodge (check out the new Market on Central), the Iowa DNR , Brushy and Dolliver State Parks.

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Parks in Webster County

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Becker Wildlife Area Webster 1702 Madison Ave
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Bob Hay Memorial Conservation Area Webster Ave O west
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Camp Wa-No-Ki Webster 2401 Wa-No-Ki Camp Road
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Carlson Recreation Area Webster 3838 River Rd
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Cunningham Canoe Access Webster 1788 Hayes Ave
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Deer Creek Webster Hwy 169
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Gypsum City OHV Park Webster 2390 Mill Road
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Holiday Creek Webster Peterson Drive
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Kennedy Memorial Park Webster 1415 Nelson Ave
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Lentsch Canoe Access Webster 1500 175th St
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Lindquist Wildlife Sanctuary Webster Pleasant St
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Liska-Stanek Prairie Webster 2601 Johnson Ave
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Lundgren Church Nature Park Webster 290th St
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Meier Memorial Marsh Webster 170th St
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Miller Marsh Webster 120th St
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Moorland Pond Webster 1599 Hwy 20
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Prairie Pond Webster Vasse Ave
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Rasch Canoe Access Webster 1794 Johnson Ave
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Rossow Prairie Webster 170th St
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Shirley Kirchner-Seltz Youth Prairie Webster 1200 Taylor Ave
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Skillet Creek Indian Mounds Webster River Road
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The Diggins Webster 1019 25th Ave N
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Whispering Wings Webster Old Hwy 20
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