The Delaware County Conservation Board welcomes you to enjoy and spend leisure time in scenic northeast Iowa.

  Delaware County Conservation - Parks


Delaware County Conservation & Recreation Program

The Delaware County Conservation Board welcomes you to enjoy and spend leisure time in scenic northeast Iowa. Utilizing the rugged beauty that nature has provided, our parks feature high limestone bluffs, sloping forest lands, winding trout streams and scenic views of the Maquoketa River Valley. You will find a tremendous variety of outdoor recreational opportunities available which makes the enjoyment of the outdoors possible for people of all ages and interests.

Your questions, comments or suggestions will be appreciated to help guide us in our constant efforts to improve our parks and natural resource areas. Your input can be directed to:

Executive Director
Delaware County Conservation Board
2379 Jefferson Road
Bailey's Ford Park
Manchester, Iowa 52057-8623
Phone (563) 927-3410
Email -

Click here for a complete list and guide
to all Delaware County Recreation Areas, Parks, Natural Resource and river access areas.  (Copies can also be obtained from the Board's Administration office)

General Information:
  All recreation areas, parks, and natural areas remain open all year. However, facilities are closed to vehicle traffic and allow only walk-in access during the late fall and winter season. Campgrounds are usually open from mid-April through mid-October. Fees required. Call the board office for campground availability.
  The nature exhibit room at the conservation center building located at Bailey's Ford Park offers the visitor the opportunity to view a variety of nature and interpretive displays. Come to the center to view live wildlife exhibits, including reptiles, turtles, fish and others, and to learn more about our natural world.

Available for reservation / rent at Bailey's Ford, Turtle Creek, Silver Lake, Coffins Grove and Twin Bridges recreation areas for family picnics, group meetings, reunions and other activities. Reservation / rent not required for usage, but recommended for weekend dates. Contact the board office for reservations and rates.
 Delaware County Park Shelter House

Delaware County Parks
Bailey's Ford Park
BAILEY'S FORD PARK                             Campsite Map
2379 Jefferson Road, Manchester
A 170 acre park located three miles southeast of Manchester. This address is also where the office and nature center for the Delaware County Conservation Board is located. Visitors to the park are invited to stop by the nature center and view the interpretative wildlife displays. Nature programs or group tours are available by arrangement. Park facilities include trout and river fishing, three picnic shelters, camping areas with electrical and water hookups, shower / restroom building, dump station, well, toilets, ball diamond, volleyball court, horseshoe courts, playground equipment and hiking trails.

COFFINS GROVE PARK                                                                            Campsite Map     
1387 Early Stagecoach Road, Manchester
A 22 acre park located four miles northwest of Manchester. Park facilities include stream fishing, two picnic shelters with electricity, RV camping areas with electric and water hookups, dump station, well, toilet, ball diamond, horseshoe courts, volleyball courts and playground equipment.

2511 Oak Road, Greeley
This primitive park has 240 acres of beautiful and rugged area, encompassing over a mile of Elk Creek trout stream. The park is located three miles northeast of Greeley. Park facilities include trout fishing, hiking trails, toilets, and hunting is permitted.

TURTLE CREEK PARK                                                                               Campsite Map
2124 267th Street, Manchester
A 200 acre park located six miles southeast of Manchester on the Hartwick Lake impoundment of the Maquoketa River above the Delhi Dam. Park facilities include a boat ramp, lake fishing, RV camping areas with electrical and water hookups, dump station, toilets, well, and one picnic shelter.

TWIN BRIDGES PARK                                 Campsite Map
2638 Highway 3, Colesburg
A 144 acre park located five miles west of Colesburg. Park facilities include three picnic shelters, camping areas, dump station, electric and water hookups, trout fishing, public hunting, well, toilet, horseshoe courts and playground equipment. Assistance to purchase part of this area was received from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.
Twin Bridges Park