2023 Seasonal Camping Site

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Are you interested in one of our seasonal sites for the 2023 camping season? We offer select campsites at the Big Sioux Recreation Area, Oak Grove Park and Sandy Hollow Recreation Area as seasonal sites. This is the perfect opportunity for those that enjoy camping at you local county parks week after week.

Sandy Hollow Recreation Area and Big Sioux Recreation Area seasonal site will have concrete pads, electric (20, 30 and/or 50 amp), water and sewer hook ups. Sites will be available from April 15 until October 15, weather dependent.

Oak Grove Park’s seasonal sites will be available April 15 to October 13, weather dependent. Sites have concrete pads and are electric (20, 30, and/or 50 amp). There is a water hydrant nearby to fill from, and sewer dump station located in the campground for use, however these amenities are not located at each site.

To acquire one of these sites you must fill out a Seasonal Camp Site application by clicking here or pick one up at the Sioux County Conservation Administration Office during regular business hours. Return application with $50 deposit by December 31, 2022. We will draw for sites at our regular board meeting on February 1, 2023 at approximately 6:30 pm. If you are drawn at this time your application deposit will be applied to your site as first payment. You will be required to put down a $500 payment by March 15, 2023. If not received by this date you will forfeit your site and $50 application deposit. The remainder of your balance for the site, $1,829 for Big Sioux Recreation Area and Sandy Hollow Recreation Area or $1,408 for Oak Grove will be due by April 15, 2023. Failure to make your payment by this date will result in forfeiting your site and $550 deposit.

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Sioux County Beaver Bounty 2022-2023

Sioux County will be offering a bounty of $35.00 per tail for beavers taken during the 2022-2023 trapping season. The maximum that will be paid out is $7,500.

Beavers will be accepted at the Sioux County Conservation Ranger Station- 4051 Cherry Ave, Hawarden on Monday from 8:30- 9:30 am. The first Monday you may bring them to the Ranger Station is November 7, 2022.

Here are the guidelines:

  •  Beaver(s) must be taken into Sioux County Conservation Ranger Station between the dates of November 5, 2022, to April 15, 2023.
  •  Trapper must have a valid Iowa Furbearer License.
  •  No trapping of beavers allowed at: Oak Grove Park, Hawarden, Big Sioux Recreation Area, Hawarden or Sandy Hollow Recreation Area, Sioux Center.
  •  The tail must be attached to the beaver(s) when presented for bounty.
  •  A bounty of $35.00 will be paid per tail until a maximum of $7,500.00 for the season has been paid.
  •  Payment will be processed through the Sioux County Auditor’s Office. A completed W9 tax form from the trapper will be required for payment.

The following forms must be completed and submitted with the beavers:
Beaver Tail Bounty Information Sheet
W9 Form