Old Town Park

Old Town Park is located on the historic Mormon Trail and offers visitors a wonderful "back to nature" feeling by providing West Nishnabotna River access and primitive camping opportunities. The 9.5 acre park is a great place to picnic or inner tube down the river.

Attention

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.

 

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Old Town Park
12515 385th Street
Macedonia, Iowa 51549
(712) 741-5465

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

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Visit this picturesque, picnic park just outside of the town of Macedonia, Iowa. Steeped in history this small park is located at the site of a rare limestone bottom river crossing where Mormon settlers would cross the West Nishnabotna River on their way west. This small park offers river access, restrooms (seasonally), playground, picnic facilities, historical information, & beautiful views. 

West Nishnabotna River Water Trail

The West Nishnabnota River Water Trail has access points at the communities of Avoca, Hancock, Oakland, Carson, and Macedonia. As Nate Hoogeveen describes in Paddling Iowa, "Expect no dramatic bluffs or fast water on the West Nishnabotna - it is a very lazily meandering, tree-lined prairie stream, typically brown as cocoa for much of the season, with a sandy and occasionally muddy bottom."

To schedule a West Nishnabotna river journey, contact Rubber Duck Outfitters at (402) 201-6776, or visit their website.

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Park Staff

Jon Fenner

Botna Bend Park Ranger
jon.fenner@pottcounty-ia.gov
(712) 741-5465

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Cory Thomas

Assistant Park Ranger
cjthomas@pottcounty-ia.gov
(402) 676-4507

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