Updated Impacts of COVID-19 on Dallas County Conservation Board
Perry, Iowa (May 27, 2020) – The Dallas County Conservation Board (DCCB) has updated its facility restrictions in regards to the Covid-19 related issues and concerns. These adjustments are designed to maintain safe environments for visitors and staff. Please continue to observe the 6-foot social distancing, wash hands with soap and water or use sanitizer frequently, and if you are sick, stay home. Please be patient and work with our department as we slowly adjust to utilizing different approaches to providing recreation services to the public. Contact the Dallas County Conservation Board office (515-465-3577) to reserve any facilities that will be open. Temporarily there will be no online reservations allowed for any DCCB facility until further notice.
Beginning Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Sportsman Park campground will be open for all camping unit types including tent camping. Also, Kuehn Conservation Area primitive camping sites will be open.
In all campgrounds, only campers with overnight reservations will be allowed, no visitors allowed in campsites until further notice.
Only six overnight occupants per campsite will be allowed, unless immediate family contains more than six.
Restrooms will be open at the following areas:
Sportsman Park (including shower building)
Kuehn Conservation Area
Cabins at Sportsman Park, Glissman Lodge at the Glissman Conservation Area, and the Dayton Stagecoach Inn will be open and available for rent.
Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Outdoor playgrounds will be open in all DCCB areas.
Beginning Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Forest Park Museum will be open with some restrictions weekdays 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Voas Geology Museum and GAR Building open by appointment.
Shelters and lodges will be open with some restrictions.
In 1962, the people of Dallas County voted to authorize a Dallas County Conservation Board (DCCB) with a goal of acquiring and developing county parks, preserves, forests, wildlife, in addition to other conservation resources and also to provide environmental programming to the public to cultivate citizenship and conservation ethics.
The Conservation Board sets policy and oversees the activities of the Conservation Department. It owns and manages over twenty five sites totaling over 3000 acres. Land acquisition and the conservation of our natural resources associated with the Raccoon River system in Dallas County are key DCCB priorities.
Our Environmental Education programs provide quality education to the public through hands on experience with nature. They allow us to increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues, and in doing so, provide our citizens with the skills to make informed decisions. We focus on outside learning and utilize our many parks and wildlife areas for better learning experiences.
Recreational trails and trail opportunities are also a priority of the DCCB. As new trail opportunities arise, we strive to acquire and develop them. Not only do these trail systems provide recreational opportunities but they also provide and preserve additional wildlife habitat. They are an important part of the quality of life that we all pursue.
Our Strategic Plan
The DCCB's strategic plan is an extensive document that details the goals and direction of the department and it's programs and is intended to be used as a tool and guide to direct the management of the Dallas County Conservation Board. Click here to view or download the document.
Please Visit Us!
The Dallas County Conservation Board Headquarters are located at the south edge of Perry, approximately ¼ mile south of HWY 141, on the West side of “K” Avenue.
(“K” Avenue north of HWY 141 is called 16th Street).
Watch for brown and white arrowhead directional signs just before the junction of “K” Avenue and Hwy 141.
Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Ave. Perry, Iowa 50220
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
"To protect, preserve, and enhance our natural resources by providing opportunities to improve the public’s quality of life through environmental education, ecosystem management, outdoor recreation, and historic preservation.”