While monitoring the COVID-19 situation in central Iowa, the Dallas County Conservation Board is updating policies to maintain safe environments for visitors and staff.

Outdoor spaces including conservation and natural area properties and the Dallas County portions of the Raccoon River Valley and High Trestle Trails remain open for day use at this time, however visitors are encouraged to not congregate in any location. Visitors should respect physical distancing guidelines.

Restrooms and water facilities, including trailside depots, remain closed at all Dallas County Conservation Board Properties.

Sportsman Park camping is open to self-contained (enclosed) camper units only. All other types of camping are now prohibited at Sportsman Park and at Kuehn Conservation Area until further notice.

Facility reservations including Sportsman Park Cabins, Sportsman Park Lodge, Dayton Stagecoach Inn and Glissman Lodge have been temporarily placed on hold.

“These adjustments to programing and facilities are important steps, as we continue to adapt to the circumstances,” said Conservation Board Director Mike Wallace.

As previously announced, all DCCB buildings and restrooms will be closed to public access effective through July 1, 2020, or until further notice.

The Dallas County Conservation Board made these decisions with the best interest of public and staff safety and to do its part to slow the spread of COVID-19 through our community. These measures align with ongoing discussions and information from the Dallas County Board Supervisors and Public Health.

The Dallas County Conservation Board will continue to assess the situation and adjust as necessary. For more information please contact the administrative offices at 515-465-3577 or conservation@dallascountyiowa.gov.