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About Us

The mission of Pottawattamie Conservation is to provide meaningful experiences for people of all ages with the unique natural resources of Pottawattamie County through diverse and sustainable education, recreation and conservation opportunities.

Discover something unexpected with Pottawattamie Conservation.

Since 1960, our team has been passionately working to provide unique and meaningful opportunities for visitors to engage with the outdoors in Pottawattamie County something that we believe is more important than ever. Join us today by visiting a park or habitat area, attending an education program, or giving back as a volunteer.

Major recreation areas within the park system include Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Hitchcock Nature Center, Mt. Cresent Ski Area, Narrows River Park, and Olde Town Park ad well as six habitat areas. County parks offer more than 100 campsites, modern and camping cabins, rental facilities including lodges and shelters, fishing ponds, river access, and miles of low-impact recreation trails.

Admission to Pottawattamie Conservation parks and habitat areas ranges from $3.00 to $5.00 per vehicle per day depending upon park. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the park entrance when you arrive. Visitors can enjoy a full year of access to county parks by becoming a member of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation. Annual memberships may be purchased online or in person at any park.

Pottawattamie Conservation's staff consists of administration, environmental education, land management, and park rangers.

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