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People kayaking on the Iowa River. | Monarch butterfly | | people running
Kayak & Canoe on the Iowa River on August 27th.... Read More Monarch Tagging at Calkins on September 7th... Read More 4th Annual Bluegrass & BBQ on September 18th... Read More Test your endurance with the Hardin Hill Run on September 24th... Read More


On behalf of the Hardin County Conservation Board, Staff and myself, we welcome you to beautiful Hardin County. Hardin County is a hidden gem in the middle of Iowa farm country, we have many fantastic areas for you to get outdoors and recreate in. Whether your bird watching or geocaching, canoeing or hunting, camping or just hiking, we have something for everyone. While you’re here be sure to check out the museum at the Calkins Nature Area complete with a renowned Native American Artifact Collection and several other amenities. You are going to want to see the Sac and Fox Overlook with its impressive views or spend a weekend in one of our cozy log cabins near Steamboat Rock. With quiet, friendly little towns and businesses we’re sure you’ll want to visit us often.

Thanks for visiting Hardin County Conservation!

Wes Wiese, Director
Hardin County Conservation