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Winter Trails

There are 3.3 miles of groomed cross county ski trails at Mill Creek Park in Paullina. The groomed trails include the present Red and Black Trails with additional trails through the cabin and beach areas and a complete perimeter trail on the lake itself. All of the trails are connected. With wonderful snow this year,…

Woodland Hike (1)

Woodland Hike

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Egg Hunt

Sprint into Spring with an Egg Hunt. Learn about birds while hunting eggs. Take the clues found inside to solve the puzzle and win a prize. Saturday April 1, 2023. 1:00pm at the Prairie Heritage Center. All ages welcome. Indoor or Outdoor? Depends on the weather!

Macrame DIY activity

Macrame DIY home décor

Macrame or creating wall art using knots is a skill that will be used at this workshop to create your DIY home décor. Bring your own idea for a design or use one of ours. Saturday February 4, 1:00pm at the Prairie Heritage Center. Free to attend and sign up is not required.

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.

Open Range Nights at the Prairie Heritage Center basement room.

Open Range Nights-Indoor

Open Range Night for youth are back with an indoor archery program for the winter. Outside range nights at Crosbie will resume with nicer weather!

Winter FUNderland

Join O’Brien County Conservation Board as we host this winter family event at Mill Creek Park, Paullina. Our bonfire will have marshmallows for roasting, warm up at the lodge with hot chocolate and snack on popcorn, while completing a craft. Outside events continue with ice fishing, hiking, snow painting and a sling shot target game.…

Newsletter 2022-23 post

Little Sioux Wanderings

Winter.Spring 2022 Newsletter News, events and what changes have been happening around O’Brien County Parks can be found here. Email, mail and online versions are available on