Conservation boards also help educate local residents about the natural world in which we live.

    Range Reserved

Notice to Pierce Creek Park Users:
The entire park, including trails is open
during the periods when the range is scheduled to be open.

Operation Hours

(Weather permitting and Subject to law enforcement usage requirements)

Wednesday of every week
1p.m. to 1 hr.  before sunset


Beginning in August 2017
The range will be open:

 The first Saturday of each month 1pm to 1hr. before sunset
The third Saturday of each month 10am to 1hr. before sunset

Operation Hours  




 * 5 shooting lanes
    * Ranges marked at 7, 15, 25, and 100 yards
    * We provide the target frames, back boards, and gun tables
    * Range safety officer is present at all times
    * Safety orientation briefing is required before range use
    * Clip-on identification badge is issued and MUST BE USED while you are
       within the range compound

                                 Day pass ...................... $5.00
                                 Individual annual fee ..... $25.00
                                 Family annual fee .......... $35.00

                                  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
                   Page County Conservation Office   (712) 542-3864



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With water at Nodaway Valley Park, Pierce Creek,
Rapp Park and Pioneer Park

(Click on each picture below to view)
Nodaway Valley Park
1954 Highway 71
Clarinda, IA  51632
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Electric/water - $15/50 amp
Sites 3-10

Electric/water - $12/30 amp
Sites 11-14 (pull thru's)

Primitive (non-electric) tent sites - $6
Sites 1-2

Dump Station available on site
Approximately 2.5 miles of multi-use trails open for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian
Pioneer Park
1849 Highway 2
Shenandoah, IA  51601
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Electric/water - $15/50 amp
10 sites

Primitive (non-electric) tent sites - $6
2 sites +
Pierce Creek Park and Recreation Area
1148 - 140th Street (North campground)
Essex, IA  51638
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Electric/water - $15/50 amp
12 sites

Primitive (non-electric) sites - $6
8 sites
Pierce Creek - Equestrian Campground
1476 A Avenue
Essex, IA  51638
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Electric/water sites - $17/50 amp
7 sites

Primitive (non-electric) sites with water - $12
5 sites

Equestrian camping
Corrals, and tie rails available

Approximately 8 miles of multi-use trails open for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian
Rapp Park and Recreation Area
1724 Avenue A - (West Entrance)
Shenandoah, IA  51601
1732 Avenue A - (South Entrance)
1769 Highway 48 - (East Entrance)
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Electric sites - $15 (12 sites) 

Water is available as of April 20 2017

No Bathrooms available but
Porta Pots are available

Primitive (non-electric) tent sites - $6
(6 sites)
Ross Park and Recreation Area
300th Street & V Avenue
Braddyville, IA  51631
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Primitive sites - no facilities
No fee
Wabash Trace Trail
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Shooting Range is temporarily closed to the public without authorization from Page County Conservation @ 712.542.3864.

Upon entering a campground and after choosing a site, please fill out the white registration envelope, remove side flap, include payment, and place the sealed envelope in the tube at the bulletin board area in the campground.  Also, please place the side flap removed from the envelope in the post at your site.
Shelter House Reservations

The Page County Conservation Board (PCCB) was established in 1957.  The Conservation Board consists of five county residents, from different regions of the county, appointed by the County Supervisors.  Board members serve staggered five year terms.  These appointed members donate their time and work with the PCCB staff to further conservation within Page County.  The PCCB currently manages seven county areas and twenty-seven miles of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail.  The PCCB is also responsible for environmental education throughout the county.

The Page County Conservation Board, in the provisions and facilities to the public, does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, age or handicap. If anyone believes he or she has been subjected to such discrimination, he or she may file a complaint alleging discrimination with the Page County Conservation Board or the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.

Board Members:
Chair Tom Johnson Essex
Vice-Chair Ron Bitting Clarinda
Secretary Katy King Essex
Member Kathy Jordan Shenandoah
Member Holly Martin Shenandoah

Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Meetings are open to the public.  Board meetings are typically held at the Board's office, but the date and location are subject to change.

  Current Agenda for Conservation Board Meeting
Please click here to send agenda items to to ensure being added to the agenda by 12 p.m. Friday prior to the board meeting.Please click here to send agenda items to to ensure being added to the agenda by 12 p.m. Friday prior to the board meeting.
Conservation Board Minutes (current fiscal year)
August 8 2017
July 11 2017
June 13 2017
May 9 2017
April 11 2017
March 14 2017
February 14 2017
January 10, 2017
December 13, 2016
November 8, 2016
October 11, 2016
September 13, 2016
August 9, 2016
July 12, 2016
Click here to view the Archived Conservation Board Meeting Minutes

Conservation boards also help educate local residents about the natural world in which we live.  Located in many of these areas the Conservation Board offers:
Picnic Shelters
Hiking/Biking Trails
Public Hunting Areas
Playground Areas

*Click here to view the county park map

*Click here for information about county park amenities

Programs for Organizations
The Page County Conservation Board also offers, upon request, a variety of educational programs throughout the year for schools, clubs, nursing homes, scouts and service organizations.  Call the office to learn more about specific topics and to schedule a program.
Catfish sampling by IA DNR at Rapp Park  2014

Shelters at all parks can be reserved; there is a fee of $20.00 for shelter house reservations.  Call 712-542-3864 to make reservations and for more information.  There is also a downloadable form available on the forms page.
Address of
Conservation office:
2039 Highway 71 North
Clarinda, IA 51632

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Conservation Office
Phone Number:
(712) 542-3864

FAX Number:
(844) 273-6069

Email Address:

Co-Director/Park Officer:
Rich Wallace
Cell: 712-370-1157

Charly Stevens
Cell: 712-370-1158

Conservation Forms:
Downloadable forms & Newsletters from the Conservation office

Conservation Links:
Iowa Department of
Natural Resources

Iowa Association of
County Conservation Boards

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Visit Western Iowa

Page County Map
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