The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board offers a multitude of opportunities to enjoy and explore the outdoors. Established in 1958, we now manage 35 natural areas that provide a wide variety of exciting recreational opportunities for citizens of North Iowa. In addition, the Lime Creek Nature Center offers quality conservation education and outdoor learning programming for all ages. Whatever your favorite pursuit, we are here to help you discover and enjoy our amazing natural resources in Cerro Gordo County!

Contact Information

Cerro Gordo Conservation Board
3501 Lime Creek Road
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: 641-423-5309
Fax: 641-423-1566



  • Monday through Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm


  • Monday through Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


  • Wood Chip Pick-up and Compost Dirt Now Available

    The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board ROW Management staff will be giving away a portion of its stockpile of wood chips and compost dirt at Lime Creek Nature Center May 28th – 31st.

    05/21/2019 9:30 AM

  • Conservation 2019 Spring Opening Dates

    As Spring approaches, I would like to take the opportunity to inform everyone of our seasonal campground opening date and fees, Lime Creek trails, Trolley Trail, Prairie Land Trail and Shell Rock River Greenbelt openings.

    05/03/2019 10:00 AM

  • Lime Creek Trails Open to Bikes & Horses

    The Lime Creek trails will be open to bicycles and horses for the season on Friday April 26, 2019.

    04/26/2019 9:00 AM

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