EDUCATION & FUN
Get OUTSIDE and PLAY
DISCOVER Nature's Wonders
HIKE the WILD
Welcome to Clay County Conservation
Clay County Conservation Board's goal is to promote a safe, friendly environment for all to enjoy. A multitude of activities exist within the 25 parks and areas of the Clay County Conservation Department: camping, hiking, educational programs, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking and much, much more! For additional information about programs and how to reserve a cabin or picnic shelter in one of our parks, please call the Clay County Conservation Board.
Headlines & Events
Is the ice safe?
The safety of ice depends on its thickness and other factors such as cracks, inlets, and moving water. Ice begins to be “safe” at around 4 – 6 inches thickness. Do not even walk on ice 3″ or less in thickness. However, it is important to note that ice thickness can vary across a body of…
Trout were released at Scharnberg Park on November 8, 2023 by Iowa DNR’s Urban Lakes Trout Program. This is an effort to introduce trout fishing to more people across the state. Remember, if you are fishing for these trout, you must have a valid Iowa fishing license and trout stamp. For more information contact CCCB…
Halloween Hike 2023
Annual Halloween Hike at Scharnberg Park will be October 7, 2023! 6:00-8:00 PM(PLEASE DO NOT COME EARLY)NO VEHICLE TRAFFIC IN THE CAMPGROUND AFTER 5:30 PMPLEASE GIVE A NON-PERISHABLE ITEM TO BE DONATED TO THE UPPER DES MOINES FOOD PANTRY. (Expiration date on food items must be after January 1, 2024)