Parks & Facilities

Pammel State Park

Pammel Park was originally one of the first State Parks in Iowa (dedicated in 1928). It is noted for its natural woodland beauty highlighted by its signature limestone ridge known as the “backbone”. It’s features include:

Backbone Shelter and Pammel Park Lodge
Picnic Grounds
Modern Campgrounds and Modern Bathrooms
Play Equipment
Middle River Ford
Harmon Tunnel
Yurt Cabins
Dump Station
Nature Center Activities


Cedar Covered Bridge Park

Picnicking, weddings, home of Cedar Covered Bridge, gazebo

Shelter Houses

Clanton Creek Natural Resource Area

Public hunting, fishing, hiking, hike-in camping


Criss Cove

Fishing, camping, hiking, nature study & photography

New Nature Center

Fellowship Forest

Fishing, hiking trails, primitive hike-in camping, picnicking/shelter


Goeldner Woods

40 acre timber, picnic area, pit-vault bathroom, hiking trails

Shelter Houses

Guye Woods

Cable suspension bridge, river fishing, public hunting, hiking trails


Hanson Prairie Preserve

30 acres of tall-grass prairie, Cedar Creek, walking trails, hiking

New Nature Center

Jensen Marsh

80+ acres of wetland/marsh, tall-grass prairie, upland timber, abandoned railroad bed hiking trail, public hunting

Jensen Marsh

McBride Timber Preserve

Middle River Park

Schildberg Access

Winterset Outdoor Classroom


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