Conservation boards also help educate local residents about the natural world in which we live.


  Page County, Iowa - Conservation


Campgrounds Closed for the Season

Page County Campgrounds are closed.
To date the following campgrounds are open:

Nodaway Valley Park: open, water is not on

Pierce Creek: open, water is not on

Pioneer Park: open, water is not on

Rapp Park: primitive camping only

Ross Park: primitive camping only

The Page County Conservation Board (PCCB) was established in 1957.  The Conservation Board consists of five county residents, from different regions of the county, appointed by the County Supervisors.  Board members serve staggered five year terms.  These appointed members donate their time and work with the PCCB staff to further conservation within Page County.  The PCCB currently manages seven county areas and twenty-seven miles of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail.  The PCCB is also responsible for environmental education throughout the county.

Board Members:
Chair Charles Spencer Shenandoah
Vice-Chair Tom Johnson Essex
Secretary George Crawford Clarinda
Member Rebecca Finch Clarinda
Member Vacant  

Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Meetings are open to the public.  Board meetings are typically held at the Board's office, but the date and location are subject to change.

Agenda for the current Conservation Board Meeting March 10, 2015
Conservation Board Minutes (current fiscal year)
January 13, 2015
December 9, 2014
November 18, 2014
October 14, 2014
August 12, 2014
July 8, 2014
Click here to view the Archived Conservation Board Meeting Minutes

Conservation boards also help educate local residents about the natural world in which we live.  Located in many of these areas the Conservation Board offers:
Picnic Shelters
Hiking/Biking Trails
Public Hunting Areas
Playground Areas

*Click here for information about county park amenities

Programs for Organizations
The Page County Conservation Board also offers, upon request, a variety of educational programs throughout the year for schools, clubs, nursing homes, scouts and service organizations.  Call the office to learn more about specific topics and to schedule a program.
Briar Murray and his big catch at Pioneer Park during the annual Page County Fishing Derby

Shelters at all parks can be reserved; there is a fee of $20.00 for shelter house reservations.  Call 712-542-3864 to make reservations and for more information.  There is also a downloadable form available on the forms page.

The Page County Conservation Board has several parks that offer camping:
Nodaway Valley Park has 12 electric and 2 non-electric sites
Pioneer Park has 10 electric and 2 non-electric sites
Pierce Creek has 12 electric and 8 non-electric sites
Ross Park has all primitive sites with no facilities (no fee)

Camping Fees:
Electric Sites - $12.00 per night
Non-Electric Sites - $6.00 per night
Rates effective April 15, 2011

Upon entering a campground and after choosing a site, please fill out the white registration envelope, remove side flap, include payment, and place the sealed envelope in the tube at the bulletin board area in the campground.  Also, please place the side flap removed from the envelope in the post at your site.

Q & A for Campers
Address of
Conservation office:
2039 Highway 71 North
Clarinda, IA 51632

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Phone Number:
(712) 542-3864

FAX Number:
(844) 273-6069

Email Address:

Co-Director/Park Officer:
Rich Wallace
Cell: 712-370-1157

Charly Stevens
Cell: 712-370-1158

Conservation Forms:
Downloadable forms & Newsletters from the Conservation office

Conservation Links:
Iowa Department of
Natural Resources

Iowa Association of
County Conservation Boards

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

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