Parks and Natural Areas


 

Click on each park or natural area below for more information, and see our Maps & Directions page for details on how to reach our these areas.

 

Black Oak Hollow

32 acresBlack Oak Hollow Collage

Located 1 mile west of Highway 139 on 360th Street in northwest Winneshiek County, north of Kendallville

Offers hunting for white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and squirrel

Bluffton Bluffs

20 acresBlufftonBluffs

Located off of Bluffton Road near the town of Bluffton. Follow Bluffton Road 1.2 miles west from the intersection with 244th Avenue.

This 20-acre strip of upland ends at the top of a 300-foot bluff overlooking the Upper Iowa River. Besides being a small corridor for hunting white-tailed deer and turkeys, it offers incredible scenic views.

Chattahoochie Park

27 acresChattahoochieCollage

Located on the northwest edge of Decorah off Highway 52

Amenities:
  - Upper Iowa River canoe and fishing access
  - Picnic shelter

Chimney Rock Park

17 acresChimneyRockCollage

Located at 3363 Chimney Rock Road, a half mile west of Bluffton Road on Chimney Rock Road

Amenities:
  - Upper Iowa River canoe and fishing access
  - Primitive camping
  - Pit toilets
  - Views of Chimney Rock limestone formations

Chipera Prairie

90 acresChiperaCollage

Located 4.5 miles south of Fort Atkinson on Highway 24. Turn west onto 128th, take an immediate right and follow the field drive.

Chipera Prairie contains some areas of native prairies. Others are being reverted back to natural habitat. An excellent site for birdwatching and hunting pheasants and cottontail rabbits.
Frankville Park

1 acrefrankville

1111 175th Street, Frankville

Amenities:
  - Home of historic Old Frankville Stone School, registered on the National Register of Historic Places
  - Baseball diamond
  - Playground
  - Picnic shelter
  - Pit toilets

Freeport Park and Trail

4 acresFreeport

1733 252nd Street, Freeport

Amenities:
  - Trailhead to Freeport Trail, a 2-mile trail spur to the Trout Run Trail circling Decorah
  - Timber-frame picnic shelter
  - Porta-potty (seasonally)
  - Bike racks
  - Baseball diamond
  - Small playground
Kendallville Park and Campground

15 acresKendallvilleCollage

Located six miles north of Cresco on Highway 139

Amenities:
  - Upper Iowa River canoe and fishing access
  - 2 driveways, one on each side of the bridge
  - Modern camping
  - Pit and flush toilets
  - Picnic shelters
  - Baseball diamond
  - Playground
Visit the Camping page for more information.
Lake Meyer Park and Campground

160 acres, 32-acre lakeLakeMeyerCollage

2546 Lake Meyer Road, Fort Atkinson. Lake Meyer is located off of Highway 24 between Calmar and Fort Atkinson.

Amenities:
  - Fishing: banks, boat, handicap-accessible dock, fishing docks and jetty
  - Electric motors only
  - Modern camping
  - Flush and pit toilets
  - Hiking trails
  - Baseball diamond
  - Playground
  - Picnic shelters
  - Nature Center
  - No swimming

Visit the Camping page for more information.
Ludwig Park

20 acresLudwigParkCollage

Located six miles west of Spillville on County Road B16.

Amenities:
  - Bohemian Creek trout fishing access
  - Picnic shelter
  - Hiking
  - Cross-country skiing
Ludwig Preserve

3.5 acresLudwigPreserveCollage

Located 1.5 miles from Spillville (west on 183rd, then south on 293rd)

This preserve contains remnant native upland prairie with limestone outcroppings. Several unique prairie wildlflowers species can be found here.
Marilie Educational Forest Reserve

20 acresMarilieCollage

Located 1 mile south of Frankville Road on 111th Avenue, Frankville

This parcel of timber contains predominately oak, maple, and basswood trees. It is open for public hunting and has a hiking trail circling the property.

Moe Park

40 acresMoeCollage

Located between Decorah and Waukon on Old Stage Road, approximately 6 miles from Highway 9 in Decorah

Amenities:
  - Picnic area
  - Baseball diamond
  - Playground
  - Pit toilets
Silver Springs Park

10 acres, 2-acre pondSilverSpringsCollage

3/4 mile south of Highway 52 on Jessie Street/County Road W42 in Ossian

Amenities:
  - Once the site of an old creamery
  - Fishing
  - Picnic areas
  - Pit toilets
  - Baseball diamond
Smallest Church Park

1 acreSmallestChurchCollage

1120 Little Church Road, west of Festina

Amenities

  - Adjacent to St. Anthony of Padua Chapel, the famous world's smallest church, with seating for only 8 people. 

  - Picnic area

  - Turkey River canoe and fishing access

 

Please review the Rules and Regulations for Areas under the Control of the Winneshiek County Conservation Board.

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