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Campgrounds Open May 8, 2020 – Please Follow These Guidelines

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.

Cabins, Prairie Heritage Center Remain Closed

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

Tired of Being in the House? Visit One of our Areas and Enjoy Being Outside!

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

Temporary Closing

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  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 Beaver Tail Bounty

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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