Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gilbertson Conservation Education Area Campground Season Starts!!!!

The Gilbertson Conservation Education Area Campground is Officially Open for the 2010 Season.
The Bathhouse is open and the Electricity is on.

Located along the Banks of the Turkey River on the East side of Elgin, Iowa at 1810 Agate Road.

This unique area offers something for everyone with a canoe access, pave ¼ mile trail that is wheelchair accessible, playground, shelter house, modern campground with dump station, a bathhouse with sinks, flush toilets, showers, 28 electrical hook up sites and several non electrical camping sites.  A Primitive Equestrian Camping area is also availbe by appointment.

The campground is only one part of the 345 acre Gilbertson Conservation Education Area. The area also features over 5 miles of trails available for hikers, non-motorized bikes, horseback riders', and in the wintertime cross-country skiing.  Parts of the park are open to public hunting. One can even fish in the pond or the Turkey River.

The petting zoo is open to the public from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Wednesday – Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM or by Appointment May 1 to Labor Day.

The Gilbertson Nature Center at 22580 A Ave. features interpretive and educational displays about Northeast Iowa, the Mavis & Conner Dummermuth Historical Building contain farm and home antiques and memorabilia and the Hart Dummermuth Historical Home depicts a farm home from between 1890 – 1920’s. The buildings are open to the public from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Wednesday – Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM or by appointment.

For more information: check out the Gilbertson Conservation Education Area Web Page:, call: 563-426-5740 or e-mail:

2010 Camping Fees for Gilbertson Conservatoion Education Area:
Season Pass = $250.00 for the 2010 Camping Season
$12.00 / night with electricity
$7.00 / night without electricity
$7.00 / night Equestrian Camping

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