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Parks & Recreation Areas

The Adair County Conservation Board manages and maintains over 1,000 acres of parks and recreation areas.

Hoskins Wildlife Area - 2009 Adair-Adams st. Orient, IA 50858

Hoskins Wildlife Area features 120 acres including a 2-acre pond. The pond has a fishable population. The wildlife area also has a butterfly habitat. Public hunting is allowed. 


Jensen-Butler Wildlife Area - 1974 Trenton Ave. Stuart, IA 50250

Located 9 miles south of Stuart, the Jensen-Butler Wildlife area is comprised of 61 acres featuring equal amounts of woodlands and prairie, along with a 1/2-acre pond. Public hunting is allowed. 


Jesse James Historical Park - 1156 Anita-Adair Rd. Adair, IA 50002

The Jesse James Historical Park is a 7-acre park of restored prairie planting. A large steam engine wheel with a plaque marks the spot where, in 1873, the Jesse James gang staged the first robbery of a moving train. 



Karl & Grace Correll Wildlife Area - 1000 Elk Ave. Adair, IA 50002

Correll Wildlife Area consists of 45 acres including 30 acres of prairie restoration. The park features 1.5 miles of mowed hiking trails through tall prairie grass and a footbridge. Hunting is allowed. 



Ken Sidey Nature Area - 2521 Lewis Ave. Greenfield, IA 50849

This 107-acre woodland preserve has 3 miles of walking trails. The area has a variety of native wildflowers and prairie grasses and is a good site for birdwatching, mushroom, and berry picking. 



Lake Orient - 3103 Orange Ave. Orient, IA 50858

This 83-acre park features a 24-acre lake stocked with catfish, bluegill, crappie, and bass. Campsites with electric and water hookups, shower/safe house, playground, and a boat ramp are present. Visitors will find a 2 mile mowed grass walking trail. Only public game bird hunting is allowed. A historical marker is on-site commermorating Henry A. Wallace. 



Middle River Forest Area - 3234 200th st. Dexter, IA 50070

This forest area is comprised of 38 acres of scenic wooded bottomland and upland timber. It's the upstream starting point of the Middle River Water Trail. Hard surface carrier down canoe acccess. Canoeing, wildlife watching, primitive camping. 3/8-mile hiking trail provides foot access to 3/4-mile of river. 

Middle River


Mormon Trail Park - 2828 Delta Ave. Bridgewater, IA 50837

This 170-acre park features a 35-acre lake stocked with catfish, bluegill, crappie, and large mouth bass. Key activities include:

  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Sailing
  • Free unsupervised beach
  • Shelter house
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground
  • Boat Ramp

A historical marker commemorates the Mormons' migration through the area. Public game bird hunting only. 



Rex Sullivan Wildlife Area - 1453 303th st. Bridgewater, IA 50837

This 160-acre habitat area consists of woodlands and 11-acres of prairie. Public Hunting is allowed. 



Wright Timber Wildlife Area - 3203 190th st. Dexter, IA 50070

240-acre wildlife area with timber and 57 acres of prairie. Public hunting is allowed. 




Bridgewater Dump Station - Maple st. and 280th st. Bridgewater, IA 50837

Orient Dump Station - 110 S Maple st. Orient, IA 50858

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