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Join the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

For as little as $25.00 per year, become a member of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation for a full year of access to all Pottawattamie Conservation parks along with more benefits.

New Membership Levels

New membership levels are now available as of April 13th, 2024.


Gift Membership: Looking to gift a membership? We’d be happy to help! Please give our main office a call at 712-328-5638 to process your gift membership.

All memberships include one year of waived park entry fees to Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, Hitchcock Nature Center, Narrows River Park, and Olde Town Park, a subscription to our monthly e-newsletter with news and upcoming events, invites to members-only events and pre-registration, and a 10% discount on gift shop merchandise at Hitchcock Nature Center’s Loess Hills Lodge.

Important Information: All permits and certificates will be mailed within 14 business days to the address on file for your membership account. Permits and certificates are valid until the end of the month of the following calendar year. You will receive an immediate email confirmation with additional details, including how to take advantage of your membership before your permit arrives by mail. We are not able to honor canoe/kayak rentals, lift tickets, camping, or cabin stays until you receive your certificate and can present it on-site. Thank you for understanding!


Annual Membership
In-County: $25.00 · Out-of-County: $30.00

  • One annual permit to all Pottawattamie County Conservation parks
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Family Membership
In-County: $50.00 · Out-of-County: $60.00

  • Two annual permits to all Pottawattamie County Conservation parks
  • One certificate for a free 1/2-day kayak or canoe rental at Arrowhead Park (a $20.00 value)
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Membership Packages

All membership packages also include one certificate for a free 1/2-day kayak or canoe rental at Arrowhead Park (a $20.00 value.)

Camping Package
$100.00

  • Two annual permits to all Pottawattamie Conservation parks
  • A certificate for one night of RV camping or three nights of tent camping at Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, or Hitchcock Nature Center
    • Your RV camping certificate may be used for an electric-only, electric and water, or a full hookup site.
  • All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
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Skiing Package
$100.00

  • Two annual permits to all Pottawattamie County Conservation parks
  • One weekend lift ticket for Mt. Crescent Ski Area
    • Members who choose this package will need to follow the directions in their confirmation email to redeem their lift ticket voucher, which will be available within 14 business days. Lift tickets are transferable and expire the same day as your park membership.
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Cabin Package
$175.00

  • Two annual permits to all Pottawattamie County Conservation parks
  • One night cottage rental (White Pine or Hilltop) at Arrowhead Park or camping cabin rental (Blazing Star, Bur Oak, or Goldenrod) at Hitchcock Nature Center.
    • Reservations need to be made at least 3 days in advance by calling the number in your confirmation email and are based on availability.
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Legacy Membership
$500.00

This membership includes a tax-deductible gift of $200 to the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation and supports local conservation efforts, low-impact recreation, and public land access for future generations.

  • Two annual permits to all Pottawattamie County Conservation parks
  • A certificate for one night of RV camping or three nights of tent camping at Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, or Hitchcock Nature Center.
    • Your RV camping certificate may be used for an electric only, electric and water, or a full hookup site.
    • All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • One-night cottage rental (White Pine or Hilltop) at Arrowhead Park or camping cabin rental (Blazing Star, Bur Oak, or Goldenrod) at Hitchcock Nature Center.
    • Reservations need to be made at least 3 days in advance by calling the number in your confirmation email and are based on availability.
  • Two weekend lift tickets for Mt. Crescent Ski Area
    • Members who choose this package will need to follow the directions in their confirmation email to redeem their lift ticket vouchers, which will be available within 14 business days. Lift tickets are transferable and expire the same day as your park membership.
  • Annual recognition in our e-newsletter and on our website
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Already a Member?

Sign in to your Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation account to update your profile, confirm your permit numbers, register for events, or reserve cabins.

First Time Users

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

Become a member of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation