Our campgrounds will open Friday, May 8 at 5:00 a.m. Please follow all of the guidelines outlined in our campground opening policy, and remember to respect social distancing and stay home if you’re sick! CAMPGROUND OPENING POLICY Campground will open at 5:00 a.m. May 8, 2020. Campers must use self-contained camper units ONLY. There is a 14-day limit for stay. There will be NO long-term campground use. Restrooms will remain closed. No trash receptacles are available. Pack out your trash.
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Did you purchase camping coupons last year that are marked with an expiration date of October, 2020? If so, please note that those coupons will now be honored through October of 2021. We understand that some may not be able to make it this season due to COVID-19, so please stay home and take care of yourself if need be….your coupons will not go to waste!
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AS OF MAY 14, 2020 – The O’Brien County Conservation Board’s lodge, cabins, restrooms, playgrounds and cabanas will remained closed until Friday, May 29, 2020. The Prairie Heritage Center will remain closed until Monday, June 1, 2020. These dates are subject to change based on the guidance provided to us by Governor Kim Reynolds. Parks and recreation areas will remain open for walk-in use. Groups will be limited to 10 people. Campsites are available for rent using self-contained camping units
If you’re looking for some fresh air and sunshine, the O’Brien County Conservation Board would like you to know that you are welcome to visit any of our areas and enjoy time spent outside! Even if the gates are shut, you may still walk in to our parks or recreation areas. Consider spending an afternoon at the Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center shooting archery! Please remember to continue responsible social distancing practices, spacing out and restricting groups to ten
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all playground equipment on O’Brien County Conservation Board areas is CLOSED and may not be used until further notice. Gatherings of 10 or more people are not permitted at any of our areas, and those visiting our areas must remain 6 feet apart from all others at all times.
For the safety of the public, we are continuing to keep our doors closed to visitors until May 15, 2020. Staff will still be working on site and remotely and can be contacted by phone or email at (712) 295-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Public programs will be cancelled during this time. Camping as well as cabin and shelter reservations will also be suspended until May 15. Stay well!
O’Brien County is offering a beaver tail bounty for beavers taken in O’Brien County between the dates of December 10, 2019 and April 15, 2020. The beavers will be accepted at the Mill Creek Park Conservation Board Shop, 5560 460th Street, Paullina on Mondays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. The trapper must have a valid Iowa Furbearer License and the tail must be attached to the beaver(s) when presented for bounty. A bounty of $35.00 will be paid per tail
Valero Renewable Fuels of Hartley Donates Refrigerator for the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center
We would like to thank VALERO RENEWABLE FUELS of Hartley, Iowa for their very generous donation of a full-size refrigerator! This donation will be used at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center and will greatly improve our ability to provide snacks, meals and drinks for youth camps and programs. Thank you for your help, we are so grateful!
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