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Brown’s Lake-Bigelow Park Campground Reopening

The Woodbury County Conservation Board is pleased to announce that Brown’s Lake-Bigelow Park near Salix, Iowa, will be reopening a portion of the campground on Wednesday, June 29th.  The campground has been redesigned with new concrete roads, larger campsites,...

Woodbury County Parks Opening Friday, April 29

Campgrounds, cabins, restrooms and shelters at Woodbury County’s parks will open Friday, April 29, for public use.  Parks opening that day will include Snyder Bend Park near Salix, Southwood Conservation Area and Fowler Forest Preserve near Smithland, and Little...

Trumpeter Swans to be Temporarily Relocated

The Woodbury County Conservation Board has three Trumpeter Swans on display at Little Sioux Park near Correctionville, Iowa. These swans are part of a reintroduction effort in Iowa, and they live at the Little Sioux Park Lake year-round. On Monday, December 12 the Trumpeter Swans at Little Sioux Park Lake will be temporarily relocated to Nora Springs, Iowa, by Iowa DNR officials.  The low water levels at Little Sioux Park will not allow the aerator to function properly, leaving the swans with little to no open water.  The lake levels will be reevaluated regularly by conservation officials and when water levels are adequate, the swans will return to Little Sioux Park.