Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek

#6 of 26 in Wildlife in Iowa
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 12 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 spring hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. We are closed Mondays & major holidays.

Admission is $2.00 per vehicle or purchase an annual permit for $10.00.

For more information please visit our website at www.pottcoconservation.com.
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  • Just a short scenic drive northeast of Omaha tucked into the Loess Hills. The trails are beautiful with great views. The Visitor Center is a great place to stop and checkout the displays and climb...  more »
  • Stayed overnight. It would be funny if i gave low star rating because it rained and was cold, LOL. The trails were awesome. The backpacking spots were great. They have few spots that you can...  more »
  • Some really great hiking not even a half hour drive from Omaha. Great place to escape the city and spend some time in nature. Trails are all really well maintained and clearly marked. Staff and rangers are all very friendly and helpful. Dogs are allowed on leashes which is abnormal for most hiking in the area. Daily admission is super affordable at just $3 per day per car.
  • This is one of my favorite places to hike. I bring my husky here and she loves it. There are enough trails to keep anyone busy. My kids like going to the conservation center.

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