Recreation

Sioux County offers countless opportunities for your favorite outdoor recreation!  Select a category and explore your options at our Sioux County Parks and Areas!

  • Biking

    Sioux County is a great place to bike. Whether you like flat surfaces only or a bit more of a challenge, you can find it in Sioux County. Our parks listed below have hard surface roadways for bikers. 

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  • Bird Watching

    Searching for a specific residential bird or migratory species? Our parks offer diverse habitats that allow birdwatchers to see a variety of birds in one setting.

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  • Boating and Watercrafts

    Whether you are looking to bring your own watercraft or rent one of ours, Sioux County offers you many options for boating.

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  • Cabins

    Sioux County Conservation Board manages four cabins at the Oak Grove Park. All four cabins have electricity, heating and air conditioning, modern restroom facilities with shower.

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  • Camping

    Sioux County Conservation Board maintains several campgrounds around Sioux County. Campsite amenities and cost vary amongst campgrounds. 

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  • Education Programs

    Our goal is to provide education that enhances outdoor experiences for all ages in Sioux County, leading to environmental appreciation, understanding, and stewardship.

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  • Facilities and Rentals

    Sioux County Conservation Board offers multiple options when it comes to facility use and rentals. Browse the options below and see what is available in each of our parks and areas!

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  • Frisbee Golf

    Alton Roadside Park offers a 9 hole Frisbee golf course around the lake.  Bring your own Frisbee’s or you can purchase them at the local Casey’s General Store.

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  • Fishing

    Looking for a new fishing spot? All of the ponds have been stocked at one point.

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  • Geocaching

    This high tech scavenger hunt can be a great way to visit Sioux County Conservation Board’s parks and wildlife areas.

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  • Handicap Access

    Handicap Access includes access to restrooms, camper’s buildings/shower facilities, cabins, enclosed shelters, designated camping pads, parking and fishing dock.

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  • Hiking Trails

    Spending time on the trails is a great way to see Sioux County ecosystems, habitat and wildlife! Sioux County Conservation Board spends time grooming several miles of trails in and around our parks.

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  • Historical Site

    This area estimates the early origins of the establishment of Sioux County from an early 1859 report.

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  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is allowed only at the Fairview Wildlife Complex during non hunting summer season.  There are no groomed trails and no overnight camping at this area.

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  • Hunting Area

    Sioux County Conservation Board has partnered with organizations like Sioux County Sportsman’s Club and Local Prairie Pheasants Forever Chapter to purchase land in Sioux County for public hunting.

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  • Picnicking

    Looking for a great place to picnic? We have several options to choose from! Some places offer picnic tables, fire pits and restrooms nearby.

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  • Playgrounds

    Playground equipment for the youth in your camping and picking groups is offered in a few locations.  Equipment is located centrally of most of our campgrounds. 

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  • Shelters

    Sioux County Conservation Board offers several options for facility rentals around the county. Whether you are looking for an open shelter or an enclosed building we have you covered!

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  • Shooting Range

    Looking for a place to site your bow or maybe just get some extra practice in?  Indoor archery range is available to those that pay for a yearly Archery Club Membership. 

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  • Swimming

    Looking for another place to swim? Sioux County Conservation Board has two designated areas that have maintained beaches and restrooms nearby.

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  • Winter Activities

    Getting Cabin Fever? Get outside and come explore our parks during the winter season. Our trails are great to snowshoe and/or cross country ski, or blaze your own!

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