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Des Moines County Conservation

DMC Conservation

How do you want to get outdoors this weekend?

 Roughly half of Iowa's rivers, lakes and streams fail to meet water quality standards. Less than 10 percent of Iowa's wetlands remain. More than 1.6 million acres of upland habitat has been lost in the last two decades.
The solution?
Fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund
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Rent a cabin
Nestled in a quiet clearing surrounded by woods, this "off-grid" rental cabin might just be what the doctor ordered for a weekend away from the stresses of daily life.

Reserve the Cabin at Big Hollow

Available for rent April - October
Improve your marksmanship or teach a kid to shoot at the
Big Hollow Shooting Range

(membership required)
  Target Shoot
 Apply conservation Let us help create wildlife habitat on your property. We offer a wide array of
Landowner Services
from food plots to native grasses to edge feathering. Make plans now for spring planting projects.
Think you have cabin fever? Imagine how our local wildlife feels after enduring the long winter. They'll be out and about as the weather warms. We've compiled a list of
The Best Places to Watch Wildlife
in Des Moines County.
Watch Wildlife
 Attend an Event  We have tons of events, classes and public programs planned. Check out our
Calendar of Events
and make plans to join us at an upcoming event.
With over 23 miles of trails throughout the county, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside for a long hike or short stroll somewhere near you. This list of
The Best Places to Hike
shows you where to find our favorite trails.
Hike a trail
 Map it Looking for outdoor recreation close to home? Check out our GIS-based interactive
County Park Map
to find a county park near you.

Hint: Activate your GPS to get the most from this feature.

Or simply find out more about all of our
Recreation Areas

Our Mission

Des Moines County Conservation is dedicated to the sustainability of natural resources through land stewardship, conservation education and by providing quality outdoor recreation opportunities.

Everyone is entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, privileges and advantages available in the conservation areas within Des Moines County.

Administration Office
13700 Washington Rd.
West Burlington, IA 52655

Ph: (319) 753-8260
Fx: (319) 752-5737

Open Daily
7:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Closed Weekends & Holidays

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