The Pocahontas County Conservation Board welcomes everyone to the many parks, wildlife areas, and historical sites of Pocahontas County.  Many of the 40 sites and 3,000 acres managed by the PCCB have been preserved in a natural state and provide great opportunities for a variety of outdoor pursuits.  We encourage everyone to take time to visit and investigate all of the natural and cultural features of our county.  For your information we have included a link to our pages in the Iowa Association of County Conservation Board’s Guide to Outdoor Adventure.


The county’s newest park, Melson Park, opened in the spring of 2007 and is located alongside the Three Rivers Trail east of Rolfe.  Recent projects include new overviews at Swan Lake, Sunken Grove, and Cooper’s Cove, a sleeping cabin at Meredith Park, and new shower houses at Cooper’s Cove and Lizard Lake.  Infrastructure work has begun on a new campground at Little Clear Lake Park. 

As you travel around Pocahontas County, we hope you notice and enjoy the shelter quilts and interpretive signs now in place at many of our parks.