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Otter Creek Lake Restoration Project

Information Regarding Fishing Regulations to be Relaxed at Otter Creek Lake

Lake Restoration Project Update at Otter Creek Lake & Park 4/13/2021:
Due to safety concerns, plan to close Otter Creek Lake & Park to the general public on October 1, 2021 until further notice. This closure includes; the entire lake, all campgrounds, all public walking trails, all hunting grounds, and the Nature Center at Otter Creek Lake & Park. Please contact our office for questions regarding the Otter Creek Lake Restoration Project or the closure of Otter Creek Lake & Park by phone at: 641-484-2231.

Lake Restoration Project Plan
In-Lake Poster

Watershed Poster

      Click Here! To view and download the Public Information Sheet that was provided during the Public Meeting held on 4/13/2021 via Zoom.

      Click Here! To view the 2015 Otter Creek Watershed Plan.

Park Updates
Camping Update for Otter Creek Lake and Park 4/19/2021:
The east side campgrounds are open as of today (April 19th, 2021). This year’s camping fees will be $20/night for campers and camping coupons will be available for purchase for $120 for a book of 7 coupons. Due to extensive damage, the west side is to remain closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconveniences. For questions or inquiries, please call our office at 641-484-2231.

Camping Update for T.F. Clark Park 4/2/201:
T.F. Clark Park is officially open and ready for the 2021 Camping Season.

 

Nature Center Update
The Nature Center is currently OPEN and are now accepting rentals to parties up to 100 people. The Nature Center’s rental fee is $125 and must include a refundable security deposit fee of $100. To reserve the Nature Center, please contact our office at: 641-484-2231.

Lake Restoration Project Update at Otter Creek Lake & Park:
Due to safety concerns, plan to close Otter Creek Lake & Park to the general public on October 1, 2021 until further notice. This closure includes; the entire lake, all campgrounds, all public walking trails, all hunting grounds, and the Nature Center at Otter Creek Lake & Park. Please contact our office for questions regarding the Otter Creek Lake Restoration Project or the closure of Otter Creek Lake & Park by phone at: 641-484-2231.

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To access further information including park rules and
directions to the park please scroll down to bottom of this page.

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All Tama County Conservation Board Meetings are held at 6:30pm on the first Wednesday of every month and are located in the Nature Center at Otter Creek Lake & Park. For questions regarding the monthly board meetings, contact Stephen Mayne, Conservation Director by email at: smayne@tamacounty.org.

Click Here! To view the most recent Tama County Conservation Board Meeting Agenda.

Monthly Meeting Minutes can be viewed upon request by scheduling an in-person viewing time by contacting us by email at: tccb@tamacounty.org or by phone at: 641-484-2231.

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Tama County Conservation

Tama County Conservation
2283 Park Road
Toledo, IA 52342
Telephone and FAX: (641) 484-2231
Email: tccb@tamacounty.org


Staff (Full Time)
Stephen Mayne, Director
Craig Wise, Maintenance Supervisor/Park Ranger 
Brendan Kelly, Naturalist/Park Ranger
Dustin Horne, Conservation Technician/Park Ranger
Board Members
Carolyn Adolphs, Traer
Allan Atchison, Toledo
Bryan Wacha, Tama
John Keenan, Tama
Nathan Wrage, Gladbrook

If you have any suggestions of information which you would like to see
posted please let us know by e-mail at tccb@tamacounty.org.

Iowa Code, Chapter 350
"The purposes of this chapter are to create a county conservation board and to authorize counties to acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of the county, public museums, parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreational centers, county forests, wildlife and other conservation areas, and to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation."
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To view Chapter 350, County Conservation Law in its entirety please click on this link

Please tour the rest of the Conservation area below:
Facilities - Rules - Nature Center - Links
Map to Otter Creek Lake and Park
- Fees

Under pertinent federal regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information or disability the Tama County Conservation Board strives to provide quality programs of environmental education and outdoor recreation for all persons. If you feel that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by the Tama County Conservation Board you should write to: Director, Tama County Conservation Board, 2283 Park Road, Toledo, IA 52342, or the Equal Opportunity Commission, U.S. Dept. of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.
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