Our Parks

Please come and enjoy all that nature has to offer in Emmet county. From one of our three peaceful campgrounds, to the rolling prairie at Ringham Habitat Area.

Emmet County Nature Center

 

• 4400 Sq Ft. Facility with Basement and Loft
• Available for environmental educational events
• Next to Wolden Rec. Area & Arboretum
• Snowmobiling / Hiking Trails
• Fishing: Walleye / Crappie / Perch  Bluegill / Bullheads / More

• Director and Naturalist on-site
• Classrooms for Students and Adults
• Reception and Display Area
• Available for Special Events
• Promoting Environmental Education
• Free Educational Programs for Area 
Schools
• Conservation, Educational and Recreational Opportunities

• Directions:

6 miles east of Wallingford, Iowa on county road N40 (450th Avenue)
• Lat: 43.309761 / Long: -94.701279

Peterson Point Historic Farmstead

 

• Forty Acres on (467 Acre) High Lake
• On National Register of Historic Places
• Includes historic Farmstead Buildings
• Guided Tours of House and Farmstead
• Site of Many Annual Celebrations

• Developed Trails / Picnic Area
• To arrange a tour call 712.867.4422

• Directions: 1/2 mile south of Wolden Rec 
Area on county road N40 (450th Ave)
• Lat: 43.306707 / Long: -94.700273

Wolden Recreation Area

 

• 65 Acres on (467 acre) High Lake
• Emmet County Nature Center nearby
• Park Office open 8am to 4pm

• 7 Acres of Restored Native Prairie
• Outdoor Classroom
• Arboretum and Herb Garden

• Directions: 6 miles east of Wallingford, 
Iowa on county road N40 (450th Avenue)
• Lat: 43.312080 / Long: -94.703901

• Fishing:
• Northern Pike / Walleye / Bass /  Perch / Crappie / Bluegills / Bullheads / & More
• Boat Ramp, Dock and Shore Fishing
• Fish Cleaning Stand

• Hunting Areas (in Season):
• Deer / Turkey / Duck / Goose / Pheasant

Wolden Arboretum​

• Two Acres
• Featuring over 50 species of trees
• Located near Wolden Recreation Area
and the Emmet County Nature Center
• A joint project between ECCB and 
Emmet County Soil & Water
• View trees you are considering planting

• Directions: 6 miles east of Wallingford, Iowa on county road N40 (450th Avenue)

• Lat: 43.313610 / Long: -94.705485

Tuttle Lake Recreation Area ​

• On Tuttle Lake
• 2,294 Acres (981 in Iowa)
• Modern Restrooms and Showerhouse
• Storm Shelter &Two Shelterhouses
• Grills / Hiking Trails / Snowmobiling
• Swimming / Playground Equipment
• Basketball / Volleyball / Shuffleboard

• Directions: 2 miles north of Dolliver, Iowa 
on county road A13 (110th Street)
• Lat: 43.488745 / Long: -94.617470

• Fishing:
• Northern Pike / Walleye / Bass / Perch / 
Crappie / Bluegills / Bullheads / & More
• Boat Ramp, 2 Docks and Shore Fishing
• Fish Cleaning Stand

• Hunting Areas (in Season):
• Deer / Turkey / Duck / Goose / Pheasant

Pappy's Lakeside​

• Four Acres on (376 Acre) Ingham Lake
• On Hiking Trail N. of Wolden Rec. Area
• Swimming (Sand Beach)
• Playground Area / Picnic Area / Shelter
• Fishing: Walleye / Perch / Crappie /

Bluegill / Bullheads / more

• Directions: 1/4 mile north of Wolden Rec Area on county road N40 (450th Av)

• Lat: 43.315796 / Long: -94.706143

Jim Hall Habitat Area​

• 37 Acres of Water
• 46 Acres of Upland & Timber
• WIldlife Refuge / 2.5 Mile Hiking Trail
• Picnicking / Grills
• No Hunting or Gas Powered Watercraft
• Fishing: Perch / Bluegill / Bullheads

• Directions: 8.5 miles south of Estherville,Iowa on Iowa Highway 4

• Lat: 43.260851 / Long: -94.767139

Ringham Habitat Area​

• Seventy-Six Acres
• On West Fork - Des Moines River
• Picnic Area
• Developed Hiking Trails
• Birdwatching Station
• Indian Burial Mounds
• Timbers and Native Prairie Vegetation

• Directions: 3 miles north of Estherville, Iowa on county road N25 (360th Avenue)

• Lat: 43.454021 / Long: -94.876944

Iowa Lake Wildlife Area​

• On Iowa Lake (802 Acres / 308 in Iowa)
• Latrine / Picnic Tables / Grills
• Water Hydrants / Hiking Trails
• Fishing: Walleye / Perch / Bluegill / Ia. Regs
• Boat Ramp, Dock and Shore Fishing
• Fish Cleaning Stand

 

• Directions: 6 miles north of Armstrong, Iowa on Iowa Highway 15 and 1/2 mile west on 110th Street

North Trailhead​

• Four Acres
• On West Fork - Des Moines River
• Concrete Boat Ramp
• Parking Area

• Directions: 4 miles north of Estherville, Iowa on Iowa Highway 4 and 2-1/2 miles west on county road A17

• Lat: 43.459451 / Long: -94.867275

Peterson Access​

• Three Acres
• On West Fork - Des Moines River
• Concrete Boat Ramp
• Picnic Area
• Parking Area

• Directions: 1/4 mile east of Wallingford, IA on county road A34 (St. James Ave)

• Lat: 43.317770 / Long: -94.779379

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Emmet County Conservation Board & Nature Center
2303 450th St
Wallingford, IA 51365
phone: (712)-867-4422
email: emmetccb@yourstarnet.net
 
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