Primitive camping areas are open to camping all four seasons. If you have questions, suggestions, or comments about our primitive and equestrian camping areas, please contact our office at 641-423-5309.

Conservation_Low_Cost_CampingLime Creek Conservation Area
3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, IA 50401
There are two locations at the Lime Creek Conservation Area designated for primitive camping. The cost is $5.00 per night (1 tent with 1 bundle of firewood). Extra tents and firewood will be an additional cost. Equipment is carried in and waste is carried out. Campers must pre-register at the CGCCB office Mon.-Fri. between the hours of 8:00 am-3:30 pm.

Shellrock River Greenbelt & Preserve
19316 Yucca Avenue, Nora Springs, IA 50458
Both primitive and equestrian camping are available at the Shellrock River Preserve. Fires are allowed only in designated fire rings. Rustic toilet facilities, two small shelter houses and hitching posts are provided. Campers are responsible for removing all waste materials. There is no charge for camping at this location.

Quiet hours will be observed from 10:30 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. at all camp areas.