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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.


Botna Bend Park has reopened camping in the south & middle campgrounds only. Access to the north section of the park and the north campground remains closed at this time. For more information please call Ranger Jon Fenner at 402-504-0471.

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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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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Habitat Areas

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