By Tiffany Cornelius
Story County Conservation
(May 22, 2012) The beach house at Hickory Grove Park will open for the 2012 summer season on Saturday, May 26. Concession with boat rentals and refreshments will be available Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. through Labor Day.
Pedal boats, kayaks and canoes are available for rent; fees are $5 per half-hour. The beach house (67382 250th Street, Colo) is located near the waterfront at Hickory Grove Park.
Camping is also available at Hickory Grove Park. Story County Conservation does not currently take reservations for camping all sites are open to campers on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Camping fees are $17 at Breezy Bay and $12 at the primitive campground. Firewood is $5 for 10 pieces. A supervised youth campsite is also available to youth groups. See our website, www.storycountyiowa.gov/conservation, for a list of complete camping rules.
Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.