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Johnson County Conservation Education Center

F.W. Kent Park 2048 Hwy 6 NW

Mission Statement The mission of the Johnson County Conservation Board is to improve the quality of natural resources
and native species for Johnson County residents through programs emphasizing conservation of natural resources, conservation education, and natural
resource based recreation.  


Tom Kepler

Friday, June 1, 2018
I spent the night here while bicycle touring through the area. The lake was drained when I stayed, but may be finished now, since I’m writing this a year later. The facilities are clean, and it’s really a nicer county park than many. Probably should call to determine the lake status. If you’re camping with a car or RV, the best campsites are a ways away from the showers. Be sure to cruise the whole campground. I usually tour during the week, so filled campgrounds and reservations aren’t a problem. This park might fill up on weekends since it’s fairly close to some larger towns.

Carol Eltoft

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
I would give it a zero if I could. Work was started last year and lake was drained. It seemed like a great idea and had a sound reason for doing so. However, don't see any real progress yet and no one even working on it today. Don't bother going here.

Jack 'n Karen Bowden

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Pretty and clean park but on the side of a hill with very few level camp sites. Bring plenty of leveling blocks. Check the power box before you set up, our 50 amp didn't work. Close to Amana colonies for day visit.

Sayan Das

Sunday, June 10, 2018
I discovered this place randomly while driving through Tiffin, Iowa from Iowa City. I hardly had any expectations when I pulled in, but was instantly amazed at the beauty of this park. This park is a part of Prairie restoration project. There are some wonderful view points from where one can enjoy the beauties of the park, and try to imagine the beautiful Prairie landscape of the yesteryears. Time seems to be in a standstill at this park. I saw many beautiful birds, butterflies and flowers there. It's so quiet that I could hear insects and birds while driving with my windows down. The roads in the park offer a very scenic drive. The education center concerning the Prairie restoration was closed, though it could be because it was a Sunday. I didn't go to the lake, as it seems that the road leading to it was blocked. I didn't take any trails, but there are a few very beautiful ones covered in lush green grasses that I want to come back and try. There are many educational signs and boards about the history and landscape of the area. There are also binoculars to watch distant birds and butterflies, and whatever else you fancy! It was very calm and quiet. Definitely would recommend.

Roze Harper

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Hidden treasure. A few miles off the hwy, so peaceful and green. Campground is well cared for. Walking trails smooth and grassy. Camped on a Sunday night with school in session and the bugs haven't hatched yet.

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