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 Summer 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.

The Friends of Winnebago County Conservation Foundation
is raffling off this freezer, along with $500 of meat,
with all proceeds going towards funding the building of our new
Environmental Education Center!
Tickets are $20 a piece, 3 for $50, and 7 for $100.
If you'd like to purchase a ticket (or tickets), just contact us!


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

Our campgrounds at Thorpe Park and Dahle Park
will be closing for the season on Monday, October 16th.

Get ready for the fall hunting season by practicing your shooting
 at the Florence Trap Shooting Range!
Open shooting dates for this fall are listed here.

Florence Trap Shooting Range

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

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  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

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

Do you shop on Amazon?

If so, you can help out our
Friends of Winnebago County Conservation Foundation!

Just click here and you can designate us
as your preferred charitable organization!
Then, each time you shop, go to
and .5% of your qualified purchases will be donated to our foundation.
It's an easy way to donate, and it doesn't cost you anything!

For more information about AmazonSmile, click here.

Be sure to check it out. And, thank you!