NOTICE: Due to Covid-19, playgrounds and large group rental facilities are closed until further notice. Vault toilets are open, modern restrooms are still closed. Campgrounds are open to self-contained units. Self-contained unit is defined as a tent or pop-up camper with a portable toilet or an RV with a functioning, self contained bathroom. No more than 6 campers/campsite unless immediate family is more than 6. Groups of more than 10 people are still not allowed.
The Cherokee County Conservation Board (CCCB) maintains over 1200 acres of parks, wildlife areas, river accesses, preserves and natural resource areas.
The CCCB offers
Cherokee County Conservation offers a total of 50 modern campsites & 47 primitive campsites between five campgrounds. Showers with flush restrooms are located at Silver Sioux and Martins Access. Larson Lake, Stieneke Access, and Ranney Knob offer a wonderful primitive camping experience enjoyable for the entire family. All campsites are first-come, first-serve.
Martin's Access boasts three 16x22 feet reservable cabins, each with a full restroom and shower, two queen-sized bunk-style beds, kitchenette and outdoor patio area. New in 2014 at Martin's Access is a 30x40 feet cabin that has 3 bedrooms with 6 queen size beds, sectional sofa, full bathroom with ADA shower, and full kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. The new cabin also has 4 round tables with 24 folding chairs and outside patio with a built-in fire ring and stand up grill. Silver Sioux is home to the Lodge that offers a full restroom with shower, kitchen with a full sized range, 8 full-sized bunk-style beds, serving table with seating for approximately 40 people, and an outdoor patio area with a built in fire ring. An open sided barn with electricity is also available for rent at Silver Sioux.
While staying in Cherokee County Parks, you can take a scenic hike on over 10 miles of trails and explore the diverse flora and fauna that makes Cherokee County a special place. If you want to take it a little easier, saddle up your horse and head to Martin's Access to ride on over 5 miles of trails and roads through Oak Savanna, Woodland, and Prairie ecosystems.
Cherokee County Conservation Board
629 River Rd
Cherokee, IA 51012
Office Hours: Monday-Friday
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