Ida County Conservation
299 Jasper Avenue
Ida Grove, IA 51445

712.364.3300

Ida County Conservation
712.364.3300

Ida County Conservation

The Ida County Conservation Board’s (ICCB) mission is to acquire, maintain, and make available to the residents of the county: parks, recreational areas, playgrounds, wildlife, and other conservation areas; to encourage conservation of natural resources; and to promote and preserve the health and welfare of the people.

In addition, the ICCB owns and manages two small tracts of native prairie called the Douglas School Grounds and Fairview Cemetery. ICCB also manages Washta Access, a 50 acre river access area with a parking lot and concrete boat ramp.

The ICCB has an active Environmental Education Program that is based in the Conservation Center. Our naturalist offers preschool age programs, senior programs, public programs, and tailor made programs for area schools, civic groups, and organizations.

The Conservation Center, Depot, CCRA Lodge, Cabins, and picnic areas are all available to reserve for events. The camp sites are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Paige Alesch

Area Parks and Activities

Moorehead Park:

  • 12 acre lake with docks and boat ramp
  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic areas
  • Fishing
  • Primitive camping
  • Wildlife viewing blind
  • Bow hunting
  • Playground
  • Conservation Center
  • Historic Depot
  • Sledding hill
  • Pioneer Cemetery
  • Historic Stage Coach Inn
  • Historic School House

Crawford Creek Recreation Area (CCRA):

  • 62 acre lake with docks and boat ramp
  • Fishing
  • Picnic areas
  • Enclosed Shelter, CCRA Lodge
  • Primitive camping
  • Modern camping with electric and water hook-ups
  • Sewer dump station
  • Primitive restrooms
  • 2 modern shower houses with restrooms
  • 3 camper cabins
  • Storm shelter
  • Playgrounds
  • Swimming beach
  • Hiking trails
  • Hunting

Board members:

Synda Jepsen, Board Chairman, Randy Vogt, Board Vice-Chairman, Don Poggensee, Board Member, Carol Thomson, Board Member, Gary Brummer, Board member.

Staff:

Paige Alesch, Director
Jerry Jensen, Park Ranger
Danielle Bennett, Naturalist

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