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Botna Bend Pancake Feed


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Saturday, September 9, 2023
8:00am to 11:00am Add to Calendar

Botna Bend Park
42926 Mahogany Road
Hancock, Iowa 51536

All Ages

Free with $3/Vehicle Park Entry, Free Will Donations Appreciated

Every spring Botna Bend park rangers Jon Fenner and Cory Thomas and their staff tap the silver maple trees that call the park home and collect their sweet sap to make homemade maple syrup. You can taste the delicious fruits of their labor by joining us for our annual Pancake Feed on Saturday, September 9th!

  • Grilled pancakes and sausage will be served with our homemade maple syrup along with coffee & orange juice from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., so don't be late! 
  • Breakfast is free but free-will donations are gratefully accepted at your pickup and will be used to fund Botna Bend Park projects and improvements.
  • A $3 per vehicle entry fee or Pottawattamie Conservation membership is required to enter the park.

Make sure to explore the park after you get some grub. Say hi to our elk and bison herds, take a hike on one of our wilderness trails, or take in the views of the West Nishnabotna River Water Trail (please note that water levels are low).

For questions not answered online please call Botna Bend Park at 712-741-5465.

This event will be held rain or shine. See you there!

2023 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

Map to Botna Bend Pancake Feed

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