Parks and Recreation
City Square Park (West Point) – Park offering children’s play area, basketball court (night lighting), restrooms and shelter house. Contact (319)837-6313 for more information or to reserve.
South Park (West Point) – A 17 acre park featuring a baseball/softball field and bleachers (with night lighting), a soccer field, two tennis courts (with night lighting), horseshoe pits, a children’s play area, restrooms, concession stand, picnic area, and access to Pollmiller Lake Park conservation area. Contact (319)837-6313 for more information or to reserve.
Veterans Memorial Park (West Point) – A baseball/softball field and bleachers located on west-side of town and adjacent to corn fields. This “field-of-dreams” is equipped with concession stand, restrooms and night lighting. Contact (319)837-6313 for more information or to reserve.
Pollmiller Lake Park (West Point) – An 86 acre Lee County Conservation Area adjacent to West Point. Amenities include sunbathing and swimming areas, shower facilities, fishing, boating, camping (all services), horse-shoe pits, nature walk, numerous play and picnic areas, and restrooms and concession hut. Contact (319)463-7673 for more information.
Denning Conservation Area (1640 130th St. S.of Houghton) – A 260 acre conservation area that includes picnic shelter, toilet facilities, hiking trails and children play ground. Contact (319)463-7673.
Geode State Park (Danville) – Camping, fishing, swimming and boating. Contact (319)392-4601.
Heron Bend (2652 Hwy 61 N. of Montrose) – A 322 acre conservation area that includes picnic shelter, hiking trails, and stream for motor boat or canoe. Contact (319)463-7673.
Lake Sugema (Keosauqua) – is a multi-purpose lake with some of the best fishing in Iowa. Made up of 574 acres and stocked with bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, and walleye, the lake is surrounded by about 3,600 acres that are being managed as a wildlife area by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The lake and wildlife area is meant for public hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, picnicking, nature study, primitive camping, and other fun in the outdoors.
Lake Wilderness (West Point/Denmark) – Camping, fishing, swimming and boating. Contact (319)837-6288.
Shimek State Forest (Farmington, Donnellson & Lick Creek areas) – Largest single tract of forest in Iowa that encompasses 8,901 acres producing wood, recreation and wildlife. Includes ponds for fishing, camp sites, picnic areas, extensive system of hiking trails and trails for horseback riders. Contact (319)878-3811
Wilson Lake Park (2195 220 St. N. of Hwy 2 near Franklin) – A 116 acre conservation area with 6 acre lake for fishing, swimming or canoeing. Includes camp sites, picnic shelter, toilet facilities, hiking trails and children’s playground. Contact (319)463-7673.
Villages of Van Buren (Van Buren County, Iowa) – consists of Birmingham, Bentonsport, Bonaparte, Cantril, Douds, Farmington, Keosauqua, Lebanon, Milton, Mount Sterling, and Selma. All historical villages are located within Van Buren County where life moves at a different pace as there are no fast food restaurants and not a single stoplight to alter the ambiance of small town life. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing drive or a walk through beautiful woodland areas, a picnic in one of many parks, hike the trails, stroll through the shops, enjoy the historic architecture, or simply relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings.