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Botna Bend Park

The towering deciduous trees and open green spaces invite outdoor enthusiasts to this unique 119-acre park nestled in Hancock, IA. Plan a day trip to view the peaceful West Nishnabotna River and area wildlife or stay the night and enjoy the quiet camping areas. Botna Bend Park also features an animal exhibit for viewing bison and elk, prairie and river hiking trails, quiet RV and tent camping areas, and river access.


Pottawattamie Conservation parks are open for day use & camping without restrictions at this time. Pottawattamie Conservation is taking extra steps to maintain safety for our visitors including increased cleaning of public restrooms, indoor facilities, & cabins, providing hand sanitizer in high use areas for our visitors, & adjusting our public programming offerings.


We remind our visitors that COVID-19 is present in our communities & ask that all park visitors please maintain appropriate social distancing at all times, wash hands frequently, & recommend wearing a mask when visiting indoor spaces at your county parks. Please limit your groups to 10 or fewer individuals when visiting indoor spaces & please obey all posted signage in your county parks.


Thank you for understanding.


Botna Bend Park
42926 Mahogany Road
Hancock, Iowa 51536
(712) 741-5465

Take I-80 exit #40, 8 miles south on US Hwy 59

Park Hours:
6:30 am to 10:30 pm

Park Admission:
$3.00 per vehicle, payable with exact change or check at the gate Park Map

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Botna Bend Park & Trail Map

Park Features

Archery Range

Bison & Elk


Disc Golf Course

Hiking Trails


Seasonal Activities

West Nishnabotna Water Trail

Park Facilities

Botna Bend RV Camping

Starting at $15.00

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Botna Bend Tent Camping

Starting at $10.00

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Olsen Lodge

Starting at $100.00

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River Level

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Park Staff

Jon Fenner

Botna Bend Park Ranger
(712) 741-5465

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Cory Thomas

Assistant Park Ranger
(402) 676-4507

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Botna Bend Park Map

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