Parks & Wildlife

Sioux County Conservation offers 24 different areas to explore, from wildlife refuges to public hunting and fishing areas.  There are 7 campgrounds in 5 of the parks, swimming beaches at 2, and much more to do in the parks.


The mission of our education team is to provide education opportunities that enhance outdoor experiences for all ages.  Many programs are offered year round for all ages and skill level.


Welcome to the Sioux County Conservation Board’s website.  With over 2,700 acres of land in 24 different parks we have something to offer everyone.  Activities include bird watching, hunting, camping, education programs, and so much more!


Looking for available rentals dates for cabins, shelters or campsite?  Click here to find out what is available in Sioux County Iowa.


Looking to register for an upcoming event or curious what is offered by our staff?  Click here to find out more!


With 7 different campgrounds there is something for all camper enthusiasts.  Click here to find out locations and availability of our campgrounds.

Conservation Foundation

This non-profit organization was formed with the goal of providing resources for the enhancement, preservation, and enjoyment of nature in Sioux County. Click here for information on how to get involved with the foundation and current projects.

News & Announcements

Big Sioux Recreation Area Flooding Update 9/20

The park is closed to any and all traffic due to rising water levels and water over the entrance road until further notice. Please do not move or drive around barricades as the ground is very soft and saturated, vehicle traffic will only damage our park grounds. We will inform you when it is safe … Read moreBig Sioux Recreation Area Flooding Update 9/20

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Attention Campers at the Bruce Schomaker Area

This campground will be closed for the camping season starting September 15, 2018 due to hunting seasons starting up for the fall season. Remainder of Sioux County Conservation Board Campgrounds at Oak Grove, Big Sioux Recreation Area and Sandy Hollow Campground will remain open until mid- October. Check back here in October for official dates.

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Conservation Events