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Places

All County Parks

  • Lime Creek Nature Center

    A 440-acre public conservation facility, the Lime Creek Nature Center and Conservation Area is nestled atop the limestone bluffs of the Winnebago River. The Lime Creek Nature Center is a premier conservation education facility in Iowa, and a “must-see” destination for travelers and nature enthusiasts. The center features a variety Read more [...]

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    Bluebill Wildlife Area

    This 62-acre parcel features a 40-acre lake with a maximum depth of 20-feet. Bluebill Lake is stocked with bass, bluegill, and catfish. Located 10 miles southwest of Mason City along Indigo Avenue, two miles south of blacktop B-35.

  • Claybanks Forest State Preserve

    A locally rare stand of maple/basswood timber, this 56-acre forest has an outstanding variety of native wildflowers and an impressive view of the Winnebago River Valley. A concentration of fossils from the Devonian Period can be found on this unique site. Due to these unique features, Claybanks Forest has been Read more [...]

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    Kuhn Wildlife Area

    This 80-acre site along the Winnebago River includes upland wildlife habitat and a fishing pond stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. The Winnebago River occasionally floods into the lake. Kuhn Wildlife area is located 18 miles northwest of Mason City, just west of the intersection of blacktops B-20 Read more [...]

  • Linn Grove Park

    Located on 38 acres along a meander of Beaver Dam Creek, this 66-site campground features modern amenities including electricity, dump station, showers, and restrooms. No advanced reservations. Nearby public golf course, swimming pool, and tennis court. Located 13 miles south of Mason City, just southeast of the intersection of US Read more [...]

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    Mike Zack Wildlife Area

    Located just south of town, this 153-acre wildlife habitat area provides fishing, hunting, and other outdoor opportunities. Named after a member of the first county conservation board, this area was donated by Northwestern States Portland Cement Company (Holcim). Fin & Feather Lake and Clark Lake are both stocked with bass, Read more [...]

  • White Wildlife Area

    Located along the Shellrock River, this 34-acre park provides diverse wildlife habitat. Boardwalk trail loops through open marsh, wooded swamp, restored prairie, and streamside timber. Located just north of Rock Falls on blacktop S-62.

  • Wilkinson Pioneer Park

    A beautiful 80-acre park offers trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Located in Rock Falls, along the Shellrock River. The covered bridge and rare native prairie remnants provide the opportunity for peaceful reflection as well as beautiful photo ops. Enjoy a picnic or a relaxing river float. Canoe/kayak launch Read more [...]