About Us

Since 1960, the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board (PCCB) has acquired eight parks and nature centers encompassing 1,661 acres across the county, including the award-winning Hitchcock Nature Center. With more than 90,000 visitors per year, the Pottawattamie County parks and nature areas showcase the county's diverse landform and variety of outdoor activities.

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 County Conservation parks and habitat areas is $3.00 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 County 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.

Meet Our Staff

Get a full year of free access to all Pottawattamie County parks.

Become a member of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation