Online Reservations Now Available!

Reservations will be made online at for all cabins, bins and lodge rentals. You will be able to make reservations for up to 2 years in advance! Information has been sent by mail, email or can be viewed below.


The O’Brien County Conservation Board was formed in 1964 by the decision of the county’s voters. The purpose of the board, which is supported by Iowa law, is to acquire, develop, maintain and make available to the inhabitants of the county, public museums, parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreational centers, county forests, wildlife and other conservation areas, and to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation.

Visit the Prairie Heritage Center

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the tallgrass prairie! Enjoy the displays, hike the trails, savor the wildflowers, and engage in bird and wildlife watching. There is so much to do at the Prairie Heritage Center.

Visit Our Parks

The O'Brien County Conservation Board manages 942 acres of land in 26 locations throughout the county for outdoor recreation and wildlife benefits. We want you to spend time enjoying your outdoor areas!

Environmental Education & Programs

O'Brien County Conservation Board is committed to providing educational opportunities that enhance outdoor experiences for all ages. We do this through school programs, field trips, library programs, public programs, summer camps, partnerships with other groups, and so much more!

Upcoming Events

  • Jun13
    Summer CampTime: 9:00 am - 11:00 amPrairie Heritage Center
  • Jun15
    Summer CampTime: 9:00 am - 11:00 amPrairie Heritage Center
  • Jun16
    Dutch Oven CookingTime: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmDouma Park
  • Jun21
    Summer ProgramTime: 9:00 am - 11:00 amPrairie Heritage Center
  • Latest News & Announcements


    Building Better Birders Workshop

    This workshop series begins May 19 to experience and learn about birds. Sessions are come as your schedule allows with multiple dates available.  

    With a Ranger Program

    With a Ranger Program continues this summer. All dates run from 3:00-5:00pm. June-Fishing, July-Paddling, August-Nature Hike, September-Archery. Mill Creek program is the first Saturday of each month. Dog Creek program is the second Saturday of each month. Douma program is the third Saturday of each month. All programs are free and no sign up required…

    Open Range Nights

    Open Range Nights

    Open Range Nights outdoor will begin May 9, 2023. All open range nights run from 6:00-8:00pm at the Crosbie Wildlife & Youth Nature Center. 4270 Roosevelt Ave Paullina, IA. All ages of youth are welcome to participate in a variety of outdoor recreation with archery, trap and .22 available.