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Parks & Camping Areas

CITY PARKS
Several of the communities in Butler County have smaller city parks that offer areas for picnics and other family activities. Please refer to the Community Pages elsewhere in this website for more information.

HEERY WOODS STATE PARK
NORTH SIDE: 19195 HIGHWAY 188,
SOUTH SIDE: 27887 195TH STREET, CLARKSVILLE


Heery Woods State Park

The park provides excellent opportunities for fishing, boating, and hiking. The camping area features electrical hook-ups for 30 trailers plus a large tent area with modern restrooms and showers. There are several picnic areas throughout the park, as well as a nature center with many hands-on exhibits located on the south side of the river near the stone lodge. The park also provides direct access to the Rolling Prairie Trail. Straddling the Shell Rock River, Heery Woods State Park contains the original tract of land belonging to the first land owner in the county. After becoming a state park in 1935, workers of the Works Progress Administration were used to develop the park. They built a dam, the original shelter house, and the stone lodge located on the south side of the river. Today the park is under the management of the Butler County Conservation Board.

CAMP COMFORT RECREATION AREA
23525 CAMP COMFORT ROAD, GREENE


Camp Comfort Recreation Area

This 2-acre area is one of the most popular areas operated by the Conservation Board. Located south of Greene and east of Highway 14 along the Shell Rock River, this park offers excellent recreational opportunities. Fishing for Walleye and Smallmouth bass below the dam is excellent as is fishing for catfish above the dam. The area has boat ramps and canoe access both above and below the dam, a large shelter house, and camping facilities with electricity for 30 trailers as well as an area for tents.

Please call (319) 278-4237 for information.

WUNSCH MEMORIAL PARK
ROWLEY STREET, GREENE
Located just below the dam along the Shell Rock River in Greene is the 1.2 acre Greene Recreation Area. A popular area, this park offers electricity, running water, access to the river, a boat ramp and shelter house. Water above the dam is deep enough for pleasure boating. The location of this area is within easy walking distance of shops, museums, and the city park.

Please call (319) 278-4237 for information.

BEAVER MEADOWS PARK
32078 HIGHWAY 14, PARKERSBURG
 


Beaver Meadows Park

Tucked in behind Beaver Meadows Golf Course, this 32 acre area was once a state park. Today the park is owned and managed by the Butler County Conservation Board and offers a wide variety of recreational activities. Fishing for Smallmouth bass, catfish and Northern pike are good in Beaver Creek. Electrical hook-ups for 20 campers, flush toilets and showers and a shelter house are available at the park. Visitors to Beaver Meadows are also within walking distance to museums, restaurants and the golf course.

Please call (319) 278-4237 for information.

SHELL ROCK RECREATIONAL AREA
22562 MAIN STREET, SHELL ROCK
This 40 acre area located on the west edge of Shell Rock off Highway 3, was one of the very first areas purchased by the Conservation Board. A playground, shelter house, flush toilets and showers are just a few of it’s many features. The area has 30 electrical hook-ups and the Shell Rock River offers fishing, a canoe access and boat ramp. A lake on the west edge of the park offers fishing for a variety of species both during the summer and winter.

Please call (319) 278-4237 for information.

SPORTSMAN PARK
27588 180TH STREET, CLARKSVILLE
Located on the west edge of Clarksville on Superior Road, this park has undergone many changes. It was the site of the cabin of the first settlers in Butler County, and it was later used to provide fill to build the railroads across the county. Today, the park provides an excellent opportunity for family enjoyment. The 6-acre lake, picnic shelter, and playground offer something for all ages.

Please call (319) 278-4237 for information.

DUMONT PARK - SOUTH FORK ACCESS
21045 CEDAR AVENUE, DUMONT
Dumont Park has much to offer despite its small size. Only 20 acres in size the area offers access to the South Fork of the West Fork River and a 3-acre lake stocked with bass, bluegill and yellow perch. In addition to its fishing resources, the area provides a small variety of upland and forest type resources for hunting. Primitive camping is allowed but no water or toilet facilities are available.

Please call (319) 278-4237 for information.

WILDER PARK
12345 HIGHWAY 3, ALLISON
www.wilderpark.com
This newly completed city park encompasses 78 acres. The camping area has 50 electrical camp sites. There are also beautiful ponds, shelter houses, playground, frisbee golf, restrooms, shower facilities, and wireless internet are available. Bike riders have direct access to the Rolling Prairie Trail on the north end of the park.  


Wilder Park

PARK ACRES CAMPING ELECTRIC WATER DUMP STATION TOILETS SHOWERS HIKING BIKING FISHING HUNTING BOAT RAMP CANOE ACCESS WILDLIFE REFUGE
Heery Woods State Park 340 X X X X X X X X X   X X X
Camp Comfort 27 X X X   X       X   X X X
Wunsch Memorial Park 1.2 X X X X X       X   X X X
Shell Rock Park 40 X X X X X X   X X   X X X
Beaver Meadows Park 32 X X X X X X     X     X X
Sportsmen Park 26.5 X     X X   X   X       X
Boylan Creek WMA 334             X*** X***   X      
Dumont Park - Southfork Access 20 X**               X X      
Lake Consodine 90 X**           X   X X X X  
Helt Memorial Preserve 25                 X X      
Moore's Access 35 X**           X   X X      
West Fork Forest Access 108 X**           X     X      
Hauser's Wildlife Area 25                         X
Skillen's Corner 16                         X
Kyle Wildlife Area 19                         X
Wolter's Prarie Preserve 40                         X
Leeper's Prarie Preserve 41                         X
Faber Reserve 27.5                         X
Shell Rock Wildlife Area 49                         X
Wilder Park 78 X X   X X X   X X        
Paul Shoeman Nature Area 26.5             X           X


***Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are allowed in this area only during non-hunting seasons.

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