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Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek

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#6 of 22 in Wildlife in Iowa
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Open year round Hitchcock Nature Center is home to the Loess Hills Lodge Interpretive Facility & offers visitors many opportunities for low impact recreation. We feature a RV & tent campground, primitive backpack camping, playground, archery range & picnic areas along with over 10 miles of hiking trails in the scenic Loess Hills.

Hitchcock Nature Center is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 365 days a year. The Loess Hill Lodge Exhibit Gallery is currently operating on winter hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. We are closed Monday through Thursday & major holidays.

Admission is $3.00 per vehicle or purchase an annual membership starting at $20.00.

For more information please visit our website at www.pottcoconservation.com.
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  • We visited in late October 2020 as fall colors were a bit beyond peak but were SO impressed with this beautiful park and its trails! We spent 2-3 hours here hiking the Badger Ridge trail (the best of....  more
    We visited in late October 2020 as fall colors were a bit beyond peak but were SO impressed with this beautiful park and its trails! We spent 2-3 hours here hiking the Badger Ridge trail (the best of....  more »
  • Absolutely fabulous experience...very well kept and tidy nature preserve. Super amount of walking/hiking trails, ranging from easy to strenuous. Beautiful views of the Loess Hills. Very nice... 
    Absolutely fabulous experience...very well kept and tidy nature preserve. Super amount of walking/hiking trails, ranging from easy to strenuous. Beautiful views of the Loess Hills. Very nice...  more »
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  • Great trails with great views. Nice facilities and nature center with many programs. Great routes for hiking and awesome climbs. Unbelievable trail running terrain for Iowa with a lot of elevation change.
  • Beautiful location, high in the hills. A photographer's dream for wildlife. Set up for everyone, children to adults. Accommodations set up for those with mobility impairments. Terrific!

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