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


  • Dogs Prohibited on County Wildlife Areas

    The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board (CGCCB) would like to remind dog owners that per Iowa Code and CGCCB regulations, dogs are prohibited on CGCCB Wildlife Areas between the dates of March 15 and July 15 of each year

    03/15/2018 9:00 AM

  • Annual Election of Conservation Board Officers

    Election of officers for the 2018 year was held during the regular Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

    01/18/2018 9:00 AM

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