Conservation Director: Brad Halterman

The mission of the Guthrie County Conservation Board is to acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of Guthrie County, public parks, preserves, parkways, recreational centers, county forests, wildlife, public museums, and other conservation areas, to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people, to encourage orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation and conservation education.

We welcome and invite you to enjoy our conservation and recreation areas encompassing over 1,010 acres in Guthrie County. Discover original prairies, flowing rivers, scenic roadways, historic towns, and miles and miles of trails. We manage 13 individual parks, prairie remnants, wildlife areas, historic sites, and a portion of the Raccoon River Valley Trail, and offer a variety of recreational opportunities including camping, hunting, fishing, canoeing, biking, bird watching, picnicking, and much more. Whether you stay for an hour, a day, or a lifetime, there truly is something for everyone to discover in Guthrie County. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Visit to learn more about our parks and facilities.

Checkout our Sutcliffe Interpretive Trail Guide or Nations Bridge Interpretive Trail Guide and take a self-guided tour in our parks.

Visit the Guthrie County Historical Village and Museum to learn more about our museum.

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The Conservation Office and Historical Village Museum at located at 205 West South Street, Panora, Iowa. The Conservation office can be reached via phone (641) 755-3061, via fax: (641) 755-4066 or by using this link.  The Museum office can be reached via phone (641) 755-2989 and and by email [email protected].