HCCB recreation map, watershed maps, township/section maps as well as park and wildlife area maps can be viewed here.

  Howard County Conservation Board - Maps


Map of Iowa Counties
(Click on the image above to enlarge)

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. (Click on Iowa map to enlarge.)

Take only pictures...leave only footprints.

Click on images below to enlarge...
Howard County Recreation Map Howard County Recreation Map

or PDF-Adobe Acrobat version
Howard County Watershed Map Howard County Watershed Map & Info Sheet

or PDF-Adobe Acrobat version
Howard County Watershed Population Density Map & Info Sheet
Howard County Creeks & Watersheds Map Howard County Creeks & Watersheds Map
Howard County Township/Sections Map Howard County Township/Section Map

2004 Aerial Photos Available!
**Please note: the boundaries in red on these aerial photos are only to be used as guides and are not legally binding. Please use signs at the areas to mark actual boundaries.

  Click on each "Name of Area" below to see a close up view:
1 Bigalk Trout Stream Wildlife Area
2 Bonair Shooting Range
3 Cleghorn Wildlife Area
4 Crane Creek Wildlife Area
5 Dieken Wildlife Area
6 Evans-Hughes Wildlife Area
7 Florenceville Park
8 Hart Pond Wildlife Area
9 Joachim Woods Wildlife Area
10 Kleckner Wildlife Area
11 Lake Hendricks
12 Lidtke Park
13 Lubbert Park
14 Lylah's Marsh
15 Martinek Wildlife Area
16 Meiricks Pond Access
17 Mullen Wildlife Area
18 Reis Wildlife Area
19 Souhrada Forest
20 Souhrada Wildlife Area
21 Taylor's Pond Park
22 Thomson Marsh
23 Turkey Bend Wildlife Area
24 Upper Iowa River Access
25 Vernon Springs Park / Turkey River Campground
26 Wittenbreer Marsh
  OTHER WILDLIFE AREAS (4 acres or less) - no images available for these areas
27 Carroll Access
28 Cowan Wildlife Area
29 Jamestown
30 Miller Access Area
31 Mitz Pit Wildlife Area
32 Roman Wildlife Area
33 Stepan Wildlife Area
  TRAILS AND FACILITIES - no images available for these areas
34 Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail
35 Prairie Springs Recreational Trail
36 Prairie's Edge Nature Center
37 Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail
38 Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail
39 Elma Wildlife Area
40 Hayden Prairie
41 Turkey River Access

Recreational Table
This table lists the amenities, facilities and activities offered at each of our wildlife areas. The legend can be found below the table - CLICK HERE to view the table.

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.

Daniel "Yogi" Mullen Wildlife Area

Beaver swimming the Crane Creek

Restored Prairie - Riceville, IA

Lake Hendrichs - Riceville, IA