County Campgrounds Open with No Facilities. The following are the rules that have been implemented:

  • Self-Contained Camping Units Only 
  • Shower House Facility Closed
  • No Public Water Available
  • Dump Station Open-(Flush System with Trailer Water)
  • Camping Rates = $10/night
  • Shelters & Playgrounds Closed
  • Campers Only in the Campground-(No Guests Allowed)
  • Campfires at Campsites are for Occupants of Campsite Only-(No Group Fires)

Campground users are reminded to strictly abide to the social distancing rules and not gather in groups. Remember to stay home if you feel sick, wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face, and bring supplies from home including disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer and other hygiene products.

Lime Creek Nature Center Temporarily Closing:

In following the safety recommendations of health professionals and government leaders related to the COVID-19 virus, the Lime Creek Nature Center will be closed to visitors until further notice. If you need to contact a staff member, please call or email first to set up an appointment.  The Lime Creek Conservation Area trails will remain open.  If you have any questions, please call 641-423-5309 or email

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


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