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


For more information on programs, go to the events page.



Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls

Reservations Required
More details on Events page!


National Public Lands Day

Thursday, September 28th, 4:15 PM – 6:00
Bloody Run County Park
Gussy up the rugged & beautiful Well’s Hollow trail and celebrate public lands with this volunteer day.

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Motor Mill Art Show
Saturday, September 30th, 1 – 5 pm
Motor Mill Historic Site

Come celebrate our amazing local artists at the first Motor Mill Art Show on September 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  Favorite images of Motor Mill, both new and old, professional and amateur, will be showcased.
Come celebrate our amazing local artists!

More Info on Events page!

Heritage Days Celebration
October 14 & 15, 2017
Osborne Park

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Visit Osborne & More!

Osborne Welcome Center and Osborne Park

The Osborne Park is located 5 miles south of Elkader on Highway 13 and features a 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


  Bloody Run Park News 


Bloody Run Park News

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:


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
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.