Floyd County Conservation Areas


Ackley Creek Park
Located 2 miles southwest of Marble Rock at 2775 Indigo Avenue, this 40-acre park contains 24 electric sites with water, restroom/shower house, 2 Picnic shelters and a playground.  Hiking trails allow outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the natural resources. The cost to camp is $15 per night for an electrical site and $10 per night for non-electrical.

Colwell Park
This peaceful primitive campground (2962 140th Street) includes a picnic shelter, pit toilet and fishing access to the Little Cedar River.

Gates Bridge Access

A primitive camping area located 2 miles southeast of Marble Rock (2920 Kirkwood) allows water enthusiasts access to the Shell Rock River.

West Idlewild
A 50-acre park located at 1374 Quarry Road, 2 miles northwest of Floyd allows for primitive camping along the scenic Cedar River. Features include 2 picnic shelters, pit toilet, playgorund and river access.  The cost to camp at this facility is $5 per night.

Tosanak Recreation Area
The Tosanak Recreation area is located 2 miles north east of Marble Rock (2543 Glass Road). Features include primitive camping as well as a modern cabin, primitive cabins and lodges available to rent.  This natural resource is a unique blend of prairie, woods and riparian habitats as well as being bordered by the Shell Rock River.


Wildlife Areas
  • Cedar Hills - 160 acres of upland habitat, 2.5 miles southwest of Marble Rock
  • Happy Acres - 40 acres of upland, forest habitat, 7 miles southwest of Charles City on 230th Street
  • Idlewild Access - 10 acres of forested habitat, 3 miles north of Floyd on 130th Street
  • Little Cedar Wildlife Area - 160 acres of upland, forest habitat, 4 miles east of Charles City on 190th Street
  • Nagle Wildlife - 220 acres of upland habitat, 4 miles north of Rockford on Red Ball Road
  • Slough Creek - 62 acres of upland habitat, 5 miles north of Floyd on Highway 218
  • Wentland Woods -102 acres of forest habitat, 3.5 miles north of Floyd on Quail Avenue
  • West Idlewild - 50 acres of forest habitat, 2 miles northwest of Floyd on Quarry Road
  • Winterink Woods - Forest habitat, 5 miles southeast of Charles City
  • Knapp I
  • Knapp II