Giving back on #GivingTuesday

Today is the day! GivingTuesday kicks of the giving season every year. This year, give back to your local community by giving towards the Sioux County Nature Center through the Sioux County Conservation Foundation. All gifts are tax deductible and will help close the gap towards the final goal. For more information and to make an online donation, check out the Nature Center page by clicking here. Pledge cards are also available.

Checks can also be made out and sent to:

Sioux County Conservation Foundation

1603 Oak Grove Road

Hawarden IA 51023

Bottom of Oak Grove, is OPEN again!

The bottom section of Oak Grove Campground is now open, after the most recent flooding. The boat ramp is also open and clear. Due to the recent flooding, please stay off the Grass areas. Please stick to the roads when visiting.

Campgrounds Closing for the Season

It is that time of year again when we need to start thinking about closing down our campgrounds. We will be closing down the campgrounds by the following dates:

Big Sioux Recreation Area Campgrounds will close: October 22
Sandy Hollow Recreation Area Campground will close: October 22
Oak Grove Park Deer Run Campground will close October 22; Turkey Ridge Campground will remain open until around October 31, then restrooms will be closed.

With the parks closing it means winter weather is around the corner, however there is still time to enjoy the county parks. Our parks remain open throughout the year for those that wish to go hunting at specific areas or enjoy a nice afternoon exploring and hiking the fall/winter landscapes. Ice fishing is popular at our major ponds once a good layer of ice has formed on them.

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.