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Nature Center
2283 Park Rd.
Toledo, IA 52342
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Contact Information

641-484-2231 (Fax)

Our Team

Curtis Behrens
Conservation Director
Raina Genaw
Riley Conrad
Park Officer
Dustin Horne
Maintenance Supervisor


Tama County is home to over 1,000 acres of public land managed by Tama County Conservation. Enjoy hiking, bird-watching, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, and more!

Mission Statement

“The purposes of this chapter are to create a county conservation board and to authorize counties to acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of the county, public museums, parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreational centers, county forests, wildlife and other conservation areas, and to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation." - Iowa Code, Chapter 350

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Explore Tama County's beautiful land!

Visitors may enjoy:

  • Hiking
  • Bird-watching & wildlife observation
  • Hunting & fishing (designated areas only)
  • Camping (designated areas only)
  • Educational programming
  • Boating (designated areas only)
  • Swimming (designated areas only)
  • Archery & shooting (designated areas only)
  • And more!

About Us 

The formation of the Tama County Conservation Board was authorized by Tama County voters in 1959. The board purchased and began construction of Otter Creek Lake in the ‘60s with the intention to create an area for outdoor recreation and habitat conservation. Today, TCCB manages 14 parks, water recreation accesses, and natural areas throughout the county, encompassing 1,102 acres.

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