Conservation

Littlefield Recreation Area

Bruce Haag, Conservation Director
Hunter Voights, Ranger/Naturalist
Tyler Bruck, Operational Supervisor

2672 Littlefield Drive
Exira, IA 50076
Phone: 712/268-2762
Email: haag-accb@iowatelecom.net

Office Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm Monday thru Friday

Park Hours:
4:00am - 10:30pm Every Day

About Our Park:
Littlefield Recreation Area is owned and operated by the Audubon County Conservation Board (ACCB). Its 444 acres provide many types of recreational opportunities. They include picnicking, camping, swimming, fishing, hunting, hiking, winter sports, and a kayaking.

How to Find Us:
From the west or east: Take Exit 70 on I-80 and travel 6 miles north on County Road F58. From the north or south: From Hwy 71, turn east on F58. The park is 7 miles east of Exira, Iowa.

Camping:
Official camping season is April 15 to November 15 and there are 3 campgrounds of various sizes, with a total of 88 sites. All of our campgrounds have electrical hookups. Two of them have flush toilets. Most sites have water hookups and some are available with sewer. A self registration system is used. Because we are a county facility, we do not reserve campsites.

Rates:
Camping $17.00/night
Sewer Sites $20.00/night
Firewood $2.00/stack
Shelter rental $25.00/Day (Beach)
$10.00/Day (Others)

Water Sports:  Free Kayaking on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4 pm Memorial to Labor Day Weekend (weather permitting)

Fishing:
Our 70 acre Lake Littlefield offers something for every angler. Stocked fish include channel catfish, bluegill, crappie and largemouth bass. White Amur or grass carp have also been stocked. Boats with electric motors are permitted on the lake; gas motored boats are not. Ice houses are permitted for ice fishing if registered according to state regulations. A newly constructed bait shop sits on the north side of the lake.
Swimming:
A large 400' beach provides some of the finest swimming in the area. After a refreshing swim, a warm shower awaits in the bath house.

Picnicking:
The ACCB maintains 3 shelter houses for large groups. The shelters may be reserved by paying the following fees:

Shelter rental: $25.00/day (Beach)
$10.00/day (Others)

Other activities:

Hunting:
Audubon County is one of the prime areas in the state for pheasant hunting. About 100 acres are provided for public hunting. These areas are clearly marked. In addition to the public hunting areas, areas of the park that are not managed for intensive recreation are managed for wildlife.

Trails/Hiking:
We maintain roughly 3 miles of hiking trails. The park road is also a great spot to get out and walk, or bike, on. Click here for our Bike Trail Link. The timber area provides an excellent area to view and photograph wildlife & wildflowers. These trails are available for use as cross country ski trails in the winter. A winter sports hill is also provided.
Bison exhibit:

Click on for printable T-Bone Trail Brochure

The ACCB provides opportunities for schools, clubs, or individuals to learn more about their environment through programs. Wildflower hikes, bird banding, fishing, and forest management are just some of the potential subjects. For more information, contact the Park office.