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Bankston Park: 18000 Bankston Park Road (County Rd. Y17), Holy Cross, IA 52053
From Epworth, IA on Hwy. 20 West; Take Epworth exit from Hwy. 20 W and travel North to Main Street (Old Highway Road) and then East to Gun Club Road, then North on Gun Club Road (County Rd. Y17) to town of Bankston, then West on Girl Scout Road to Bankston Park Road (also County Rd. Y17). Turn North on Bankston Park Road and follow 3 1/4 miles North to park.  From Hwy. 52/3: 3 1/4 miles Southeast of Holy Cross, IA or 5 miles Northwest of Rickardsville, IA turn South on Bankston Park Road (County Rd. Y17), Follow 2 miles South to park.

Fillmore Recreation Area: 21655 Hwy 151, Cascade, IA 52033
From Hwy. 151S: 6 1/4 miles Northeast from Cascade, IA or 19 miles Southwest of Dubuque, IA on Hwy. 151 South to park entrance.

Finley’s Landing Park: 24704 Finley’s Landing Road, Sherrill, IA 52073
From Dubuque, IA: Take Hwy. 52/3 6 miles Northwest to Sageville and turn right (N) on County Rd. C9Y. Travel 1/4 mile to Sherrill Road (also C9Y) and follow Northwest 5 miles through town of Sherrill to Finley’s Landing Road. Follow Finley’s Landing Road North 3 miles to park.

Heritage Trail: See Heritage Trail web page for directions to parking lots along trail.

Graf Park:
From Dubuque travel West on Hwy 20 to Peosta, exit on to Y21, follow North to Old Highway Rd.  Turn left travel Old Highway Rd to Graf Rd and follow to Graf, Iowa.

Massey Marina Park: 9526 Massey Station Rd., Dubuque, IA 52003
From Dubuque, IA: take Hwy. 151/52 South 2 1/2 miles, then turn South on Hwy. 52 South. Follow Hwy. 52 4 1/8 miles to Massey Station Road (County Rd. D34) and turn East/NE. Follow Massey Station Rd. 2 1/8 miles and turn left (E) and cross RR tracks to enter park.

Mud Lake Park: 22312 Golf Lake Road, Dubuque, IA 52001
From Dubuque, IA: Follow Hwy. 52/3 North 6 miles to town of Sageville. Turn right (North) on county Road C9Y, travel 1/4 mile to Mud Lake Road (County Rd.C7Y) and turn right. Follow Mud Lake Road 2 miles to a “y” in the road and bear right on Mud Lake Road (now County Rd. Y48) for 2 1/2 miles to Golf Lake Road. Turn Right (E) on Golf Lake Road, cross RR tracks and enter park.

New Wine Park: 16335 New Wine Park Lane, New Vienna, IA 52065
From Dyersville, IA: From intersection of Hwy. 20 West and 136 North, turn North on Hwy. 136 and travel 5 miles to Vaske Road. Turn West on Vaske Road and travel 1 mile to New Wine Park Lane. Turn left (S) on New Wine Park Lane and follow into park.

Swiss Valley Park/Campground & Nature Center:
Park-13069 Swiss Valley Road, Peosta, IA 52068
Campground-9483 Whitetop Road, Peosta, IA 52068
Nature Center-13606 Swiss Valley Road, Peosta, IA 52068
From Dubuque, IA via Hwy. 20 West: follow Hwy. 20 West 8 miles to Swiss Valley Road (County Rd.D33). Turn left (SE) on Swiss Valley Road 2 miles to Nature Center on right side of road or 3 1/2 miles to Park entrance or 4 1/2 miles to Whitetop Road then left (North) on Whitetop Road 1/2 mile to Campground.
From Dubuque, IA via Hwy. 151 South: Follow Hwy. 151 South for 6 3/4 miles to Military Road (State Hwy. 963) and turn right (NE). Follow Military Road 1 mile to Swiss Valley Road (County Rd. D33). Turn left (E) on Swiss Valley Road 1 mile to Whitetop Road and turn right (N). Follow Whitetop Road 1/2 mile to Campground entrance. To reach Park stay on Swiss Valley Road an additional mile and turn right into Park Entrance. 1 1/2 miles beyond Park entrance on Swiss Valley Road is the Nature Center entrance on left (S) side of the road.

Little Maquoketa River Indian Mounds State Preserve:
18062 Walking Way, Dubuque, IA 52001
From Dubuque, IA: Take Hwy. 52/3 North 5 1/4 miles to parking area on left (W) side of highway.

IPC Forest Preserve: From Dubuque, IA:
7523 Old Davenport Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003
Take Hwy. 151 South 3 3/4 miles South to Old Davenport Road. Turn left (E/SE) on Old Davenport Road and travel 2 1/2 miles to IPC parking lot on right (S) side of road.

Pohlman Prairie: 13491 Rt 52N
From Dubuque, IA: Take Hwy. 52/3 North for 8 1/4 miles to parking lot located on right (N) side of highway. (Watch for Clay Hill Road on left, parking lot is 1/4 mile past that intersection)

 Ringneck Ridge:
From Dyersville, Iowa-take Highway 136 South through Worthington, Iowa 2.25 miles South of Worthington-access lane will be on West side of Highway.

Whitewater Canyon: 
From Dubuque, take hwy 151 South towards Cascade.  Approximately 5 miles Northeast of Cascade take Curoe Road South and follow to access land on right side of road.


*All listings “From Dubuque, IA” are gauged from the intersection of Hwy. 20 West with Hwys. 52 and 151 in the city. Please note that Street Address is NOT necessarily a mailing address. All mailed inquiries should be sent to the Conservation Board’s administrative office at 13606 Swiss Valley Road, Peosta, IA 52068.