County conservation boards have been created in all of Iowa's 99 counties and are governed by Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa.


County Seat
Cherokee County Courthouse
520 West Main
Cherokee, IA 51012

Cherokee County, Iowa - Conservation

The purpose of Cherokee County Conservation Board (CCCB) is to acquire, develop, maintain and make available to the public: parks, museums, preserves, county forests, playground, wildlife and other conservation areas and to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of people. To encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources and to cultivate good citizenship by providing varied programs of public recreation.
Conservation boards also help educate local residents about the natural world in which we live, and administer roadside vegetation management programs.
The Cherokee County Conservation Board maintains 12 river access areas from the northern county border to the southern. These various access points permit paddlers to experience a relaxing 1-4 hour float or to escape for a camping and floating adventure over 3 or more days. Even during low-water conditions, the Little Sioux is generally navigable by kayak or canoe. High water warrants caution and perhaps a voluntary delay to wait for safer conditions.

Silver Sioux Recreation Area is a 160-acre recreational park found on Silver Sioux Road, northeast of Quimby, Iowa, near the confluence of Silver Creek and the Little Sioux River. Amenities include a campground with modern and primitive campsites, including limestone camper pads and several pull-through sites. Water is currently available from hydrants. Modern restrooms with showers have been added to the campground in 2007

Address of
Conservation office:
629 River Road
Cherokee, IA 51012

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone Number:
(712) 225-6709

FAX Number:
(712) 225-6707

Employees in Conservation Office:
Chad Brown, Director

Greg Johnson, Technician

Emmett Kohn, Technician

Other Related Links:
Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards

Cherokee County


The CCCB asks that riders keep their horses ON THE TRAILS and in designated
camping areas. Horses are not permitted on trails during wet conditions.


Riders that do not comply will be asked to leave, and may
be assessed a $50 fine for each offense!


Martin Area Park (Martin's Access) includes 
five miles of marked horseback riding trails.
Signs for the trails were purchased with a $250 grant from the Iowa Horse Council. New sections of trail are marked with orange flagging tape. Every effort has
been made to reduce the need for riders to cross or utilize park roads. The trails wind through woodlands and prairies, crossing small streams and bringing riders near to the banks of the Little Sioux River. Riders will enjoy beautiful views and the quiet of birdsong
and the wind in the trees. New culverts and water crossings installed in Fall 2008 have improved
hazardous spots on trails. Additional crossings
will be added as money and time permit.

Nature has much to offer that is interesting and enjoyable...