"The Clayton County Conservation Board invites you to visit and enjoy the natural resources and recreational opportunities in Clayton County."

Programs

See the events page for more details.

The Lost Art of Creek Stomping
Saturday August 29th
10 am
Osborne Park


Monarch Release Party
Friday, September 4th
5:30 pm
Osborne Center


41st Annual Osborne Heritage Days
Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11
10 am – 4 pm each day
Osborne Pioneer Village
Learn more about Heritage Days!


O.W.L.S.

Pine Creek Grist Mill
Muscatine
Thursday, September
17th
Reservations Required

Visit Osborne & More!

Osborne Welcome Center and Osborne Park

The Osborne Park is located 5 miles south of Elkader on Highway 13 and features at Native Wildlife Exhibit, walking trails, open shelters, Nature and Welcome Center, gift shop.

Come visit with us and see what great and unusual products are available right here at Osborne!

 

Helpful Information

Ticks and lyme disease

It’s tick season; be sure to check when you’ve been out in the woods or grasslands. Follow these links for symptoms, treatment and prevention of lyme disease:

www.cdc.gov/lyme

www.mayoclinic.com/health/lyme-disease/DS00116


Visitor/Nature Center Hours

Summer Schedule
April to October
8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Saturday
12:00-4:00pm Sunday

Winter Schedule
October to April
8:00am-4:00pm
Monday- Saturday
Closed on Sundays

All parks close at 10:30 pm



 

Iowa’s County Conservation Board System started in 1955. Clayton County’s Conservation Board continues to strive to meet the goals outlined in the Iowa Code (acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the citizens of the county forests, wildlife, and other conservation areas. To promote and preserve the general welfare of the people). The Clayton County Conservation Board manages some 1000 acres.