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Maps & Direction

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Howard County is fortunate to be blessed with an abundance of wildlife and is rich in natural resources. Three major rivers, the Wapsipinicon, Turkey and Upper Iowa, along with Crane Creek, many tributary streams and ponds intermingling through a diversity of woodland, native prairie, and wetlands, all contribute to the creation of the landscape in Howard County.


The Howard County Conservation Board provides the public with almost 2,000 acres of county conservation managed areas, helping to conserve our natural resources and preserve scenic sites so that present and future generations may enjoy them forever. 


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Howard County has many Trails, Fitness Clubs, Snowmobiling Trails, Ski Trails, Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing, Hunting, Fishing Shooting Ranges, Sportsmen’s Clubs, Swimming Pools, and Wellness Centers. Just a little something for everyone!

 The Howard County Conservation Board in the provisions of services and facilities to the public does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, national origin, age, or handicap.

If anyone believes he or she has been subject to such discrimination, he or she may file a complaint alleging discrimination with either the Howard County Conservation Board or the Office of Equal Opportunity, US Dept. of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.

Howard County Conservation Contact

11562 Valley Ave
PO Box 157
Cresco IA 52136

Prairie's Edge Nature Center: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:30pm

Office Phone Number: (563) 547-3634
Fax Number: (563) 547-5309

Lake Hendricks Number: (641) 985-2127


Your one-stop point for Howard County Conservation Board news and information.