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Sportsman Park

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13821 130th Street, Dawson

Woodland Nature Trail

Hiking  Fishing  Tent  Camper  Picnic Tables  Picnic Shelter  Restrooms  Bicycling Playground

Located ½ mile Northeast of Dawson, Sportsman Park has 40 acres of oak and hickory timber overlooking the North Raccoon River. You can enjoy camping, fishing, playing on the handicap accessible playground, hiking along the nature trails, picnicking or getting on the nearby RRVT map

The new Sportsman's Lodge shelter house is available for rent year round. This facility seats 120 guests with the tables and chairs provided.  The Lodge includes thermo pane windows with screens, ceiling fans, heat, air-conditioning and built in serving counters. It requires a $150.00 damage deposit, which will be returned if there are no damages. Reservations are required.

There are two all season cabins available for rent year round Playgroundwhich require a $100.00 damage deposit. 

A shower house and modern restroom are available at Sportsman Park from May through October.

Sportsman Park Shelter Capacity Cost Amenities
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Sportsman Lodge 2017


Ceiling fans
air cond.

built in serving counters

small Sportsman Shower House

Shower House

at Sportsman

Open May through October

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2 Cabins

Eagle's Nest

Fox Den






sleeps 5

Sportsman Park Cabin Rental 2017

ADA shower and restroom, microwave, refrigerator, heat & air conditioning


Four of the ten sites are reservable.  Reservations are encouraged to be made at least 14 days in advance and there is a $5.00 reservation fee per site. A showerhouse with restrooms is located near the campground. Please come out and take a look at this beautiful, quiet location. 

Sportsman Camping Areas Capacity Cost
Primitive Camping 8 tent sites available $8.00/night
Modern Camping 10 electrical hook-up sites $12.00/ night

Camping Rules & Regulations

Year Round

Summer Hours - Camping, restrooms and entry gate are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Winter Hours - 

  • Gate open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
  • Shower house with modern restrooms closed. A portable unit available in November and April.
  • Shelter house and cabins open and available to rent.

Sportsmen arrowhead signDirections:

Sportsman Park
13821 130th Street
Dawson, IA

Turn north off Hwy. 141 onto County Road P46. Proceed ½ mile into Dawson and turn east (right) on E. Railroad Avenue. (E. Railroad becomes 130th St. as you leave town). The road will bend to the north and the park entrance is found at the point where the road turns back east.

Area Map

Dallas County Conservation Board 
14581 K Ave. 
Perry, Iowa 50220 
FAX 515-465-3579
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm