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Delaware County Iowa - Conservation

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Coffins Grove Park Campground and #1 Shelter will be closed for the 2024 season due to renovations. 

Shelter #2 Walnut Woods will remain open

Delaware County Conservation Office

The Delaware County Conservation Board invites you to enjoy and spend leisure time in scenic northeast Iowa. Utilizing the rugged beauty that nature has provided, our

parks feature limestone bluffs, sloping forest lands, winding trout streams and scenic views of the Maquoketa River Valley. You will find a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities available which makes the enjoyment of the outdoors possible for people of all ages and interests.

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Services provided by the Delaware County Conservation Board includes:

  • Manage county parks, wildlife areas, Nature Center and wildlife displays
  • Conservation education programs
  • Outdoor recreation areas for campgrounds and picnic activities, youth group camping area, hiking, fishing, hunting and boat/canoe/kayak river access
  • Equipment available for rent for native grass and tree planting projects
Maps of Delaware County Parks and Wildlife Areas

Campground Rules and Regulations

  • Camping is on a first come first serve basis – No Reservations  - except Youth Group Camping
  • Self-Registration within 1 hour of arrival – Fees Required
  •  A campsite is considered occupied when the camping fees have been paid and a camping unit is on site
  • Two Week Rule - No camping unit shall occupy a campsite more than 14 days out of any 19 day period
  • When a camping unit is placed on an electrical and/or water site you must pay the utility fees whether or not using this service
  • Gray Water from your camping unit is not allowed to drain out onto the ground – must be discharged into the park dump station
  • Fire Rings are for firewood only. Trash found in fire rings such as cans, diapers, wood with nails and other debris is litter. Dispose of litter in the park dumpste
  • All fees are non-refundable
  • Check out time - 4:00 pm
  • Must abide by all general camping rules

Delaware Conservation Contact

Nature Center/Office/Shop
2379 Jefferson Rd Manchester, 

IA 52057

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 – 11:30 am

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Phone: 563-927-3410  


Executive Director: Garlyn Glanz

Administrative Assistant: Julie Diesch

Operations Supervisor: Ron Glanz

Park Ranger/Maintenance: Kevin Offerman

View all Documents and Forms used in the Conservation Office