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


  Page County, Iowa - Conservation


Campgrounds are Open - April 15, 2015
Nodaway Valley Park
1954 Highway 71
Clarinda, IA  51632
Electric/water - $15/50 amp
Sites 3-10

Electric/water - $12/30 amp
Sites 11-14 (pull thru's)

Primitive (non-electric) tent sites - $6
Sites 1-2

Dump Station available on site
Approximately 2.5 miles of multi-use trails open for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian
Pioneer Park
1849 Highway 2
Shenandoah, IA  51601
Electric/water - $15/50 amp
10 sites

Primitive (non-electric) tent sites - $6
2 sites +
Pierce Creek Park and Recreation Area
1148 - 140th Street (North campground)
Essex, IA  51638
Electric/water - $12/30 amp
12 sites

Primitive (non-electric) sites - $6
8 sites
*** See Notice Below ***
Pierce Creek - SW Campground
1476 A Avenue
Essex, IA  51638
Electric/water sites - $15/50 amp
7 sites

Primitive (non-electric) sites with water - $10
5 sites

Equestrian camping
Corrals, and tie rails available

Approximately 8 miles of multi-use trails open for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian
Rapp Park and Recreation Area
1724 Avenue A - (West Entrance)
Shenandoah, IA  51601

1732 Avenue A - (South Entrance)

1769 Highway 48 - (East Entrance)
Electric sites - $15
12 sites - no water or modern bathrooms available
Porta pots are available

Primitive (non-electric) tent sites - $6
6 sites
Ross Park and Recreation Area
300th Street & V Avenue
Braddyville, IA  51631
Primitive sites - no facilities
No fee

Gun range temporarily closed to the public by Page County Board of Supervisors -- effective immediately

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.
  Shelter House Reservations

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 Keith Meyer Shenandoah
Member Kathy Jordan Shenandoah
Member Holly Martin Shenandoah

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 October 13, 2015
Please click here to send agenda items to to ensure being added to the agenda by 12 p.m. Friday prior to the board meeting.
Conservation Board Minutes (current fiscal year)
August 11, 2015
July 14, 2015
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 to view the county park map

*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.
Catfish sampling by IA DNR at Rapp Park  2014

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.
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

Visit Western Iowa

Page County Map
Click here to view the enlarged map