Conservation boards also help educate local residents about the natural world in which we live, and administer roadside vegetation management programs.



 Delaware County, Iowa - Conservation


Campground Reopens





The purpose of county conservation boards is to acquire, develop, maintain and make available to the public: parks, museums, preserves, county forests, playground, wildlife and other conservation areas and to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of people. To encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources and to cultivate good citizenship by providing varied programs of public recreation.

The Delaware County Conservation Board currently manages over 2,064 acres of county-owned and leased land for outdoor recreation activities and for conservation and preservation of our natural resources.

The five-member board is appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and serves without pay. Conservation Board meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month and are open to the public.

Conservation boards also help educate local residents about the natural world in which we live.

County conservation boards have been created in all of Iowa's 99 counties and are governed by Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa.

When traveling, look for the "Arrowhead" transportation directional sign which will direct you to one of these fine conservation areas.

Services provided by the Delaware County, Iowa Conservation Board includes:
Manage county parks, campgrounds, wildlife areas, Nature Center and wildlife displays
Education programs
Outdoor recreation areas for camping and picnic activities, hiking, fishing, boat and canoe access, and hunting


 Maps of Delaware County Campgrounds
Bailey's Ford Park Campsite Map
Coffins Grove Park Campsite Map
West Turtle Creek Park Campsite Map
Twin Bridges Park Campsite Map
Address of
Conservation office:
Nature Center/Office/Shop
2379 Jefferson Rd
Manchester, IA 52057

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM-3:30 PM

Nature Center:
M - W - F
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Phone/FAX Number:
(563) 927-3410

Executive Director:
Garlyn Glanz

Employees in Conservation office:
Julie Diesch
Administrative Assistant

Ron Glanz
Operations Supervisor

Kevin Offerman
Park Ranger/Maintenance


Conservation display