Iowa Native : Butterfly Milkweed

We're developing an
Education Center
here in
Winnebago County!

Want to help out?
Join us!

Friends of
Winnebago County
Foundation, Inc.

Check out our
Facebook page
We know you'll "like" us!
And check out our
Twitter feed here!

  Thorpe Park web cam
(requires Quicktime)

                  on the web cam



Report fish and wildlife
violations to the Turn in
Poachers (TIP) Program by
calling 1-800-532-2020.
Provide as much information
as possible while remaining
annonymous. A conservation
officer will be dispatched to

WCCB Contact Information:

34496 110th Avenue
Forest City, IA 50436

Phone: 641-565-3390
Toll-Free: 888-841-8580

[Please do not call us if you need information about rural recycling. Instead, call Waste Management at 800-247-1012. Thank you!]

Email Us

General Downloads:

WCCB brochure

Winnebago River Water Trail brochure

Permit application for the Holland Youth Hunting Area

Map to Thorpe Park

Northland Nature Trail guide (Thorpe Park)

No Spray Request agreement

No Spray section map

Young Naturalist Backpack flyer

Lake Catherine Cabin Information:

Lake Catherine Cabin brochure

Available dates at the Lake Catherine Cabin

Lake Catherine Cabin reservation form

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There are 10 permitted geocaches hidden on WCCB areas!
Check out these geocaches by clicking on the links on our Environmental Education or Parks and Wildlife Areas pages!


Welcome to the Winnebago County Conservation Board,
one of 99 county conservation boards in Iowa.

We are located in the rolling hills of north-central Iowa's prairie pothole region.

Our purpose is to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone and to protect and conserve our natural resources.

Scroll down for the latest news and browse through our web site often to see what we have to offer! And, be sure to contact us if you have any comments or questions!

Read the Spring edition of "The Prairie Country Quarterly" here!
Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter,and Pinterest, as well.
And also be sure to read our monthly Outdoor Journal.

Thorpe Park is closed to turkey hunting.

The Thorpe Recreation Area to the east,
and the Russ Wildlife Area to the west are open.
Please refer to the map or call us for more information.
Thank you!

TP turkey boundaries

boy with flowersEarth Day may be over
but, to find out how you can celebrate Earth Day every day,
click here!

Tim Missal

We want to welcome Tim Missal of Forest City
as our new WCCB board member!
We also want to thank Dave Thorland of Thompson
 for his 27 years of service to the WCCB!

The Thorpe Park and Dahle Park campgrounds Thorpe Park camping

are open for the 2017 season!

Rates at Thorpe Park are $12/night
for the electrical sites

and $8/night for the tent-only, primitive sites.
All Dahle Park sites are $5/night.

WCCB Partners with Plant.Grow.Fly
We are proud to say that we are now partnering
with the Blank Park Zoo and their Plant.Grow.Fly. program
to promote pollinator conservation!

bee with pollenThrough this partnership, we have access to wonderful information about pollinators and pollinator habitat development that we can share with the citizens of north Iowa. We will also work with the zoo to encourage the establishment of pollinator gardens and to disseminate information about pollinators and how people can help them.

For more information about the Plant.Grow.Fly. program, be sure to visit their web site!

For information about our proposed Environmental Education Center, visit the Friends of Winnebago County Conservation Foundation's
web page!

Treat yourself to a relaxing stay  
at the Lake Catherine Cabin!

cabin ad

  For more information about the cabin,
you can download the following items:
Lake Catherine Cabin Brochure
Lake Catherine Cabin Rental Policy
Lake Catherine Cabin Reservation Form
Available Dates

The 2017 cabin rates are
  $57.75/weeknight and $73.50/Friday and Saturday nights.
(These rates include sales tax.)