Official Website for Delaware County, Iowa

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

 

Campgrounds

  • Baileys Ford Park – Kuhlman Wildlife Area
  • Milo Forest
  • Retz Wildlife Area
  • Indian Hills Wildlife Area
  • Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area
  • Hardscrabble Wildlife Area
  • Morris Wildlife Area
  • Pin Oak Wildlife Area
  • Shearer Wildlife Area
  • Silver Creek Wildlife Area
  • Turtle Creek Wildlife Area
  • Twin Bridges Wildlife Area

Delaware Conservation Contact

Nature Center/Office/Shop
2379 Jefferson Rd Manchester, IA 52057

Phone number: 563-927-3410  

delawareccb@gmail.com

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 – 11:30 am 1:00 – 3:30 pm

 

Nature Center:

Temporarily closed to the Public due to covid-19

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