Major recreation areas within the system include Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Hitchcock Nature Center, Narrows River Park, and Old Town Park. These parks offer more than 100 campsites; six camping cabins; three enclosed lodges perfect for work retreats, family reunions and get-togethers; open and enclosed shelters for warm-season gatherings; and miles of trails for hiking, biking, backpacking and walking. Visitors have the opportunity to camp, fish, hike, boat and interact with wildlife while at Pottawattamie County parks.
Admission to all Pottawattamie Conservation parks and habitat areas is $5.00 per vehicle per day. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the park entrance when you arrive.
Become a member of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation and enjoy a full year of access to all Pottawattamie Conservation parks and habitat areas. Memberships can be purchased for as little as $20.00 per year. They may be purchased in person at any park or online from the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.
Pottawattamie Conservation's staff consists of administration, environmental education, land management, and park rangers.
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