Henry County Parks

Oakland Mills Park and Nature Center

2593 Nature Center Drive, Mount Pleasant

Located 4 ½ miles south of Mount Pleasant, on the banks of the Skunk River, this 104 acre area boasts camping, cabins, trails, fishing and guided canoe trips.  The Oakland Mills Nature Center provides a close-up view of nature’s treasures.  Oakland Mills is one of Iowa’s oldest state parks.

Geode State Park

249 Racine Avenue, Danville

Lake Geode is a 1,640 acre park located in the southeast corner of Henry County, near Denmark and Danville.  Lake Geode is the answer to the outdoor experience you are looking for with activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, boating and camping surrounding the 186 acre lake.  Come and discover the beauty and wonder that is Geode State Park.

Water Works Park

Oakland Mills

Situated along the Skunk River, Water Works Park is a quaint 16 acre multi-use area. 20 newly installed semi-modern camp sites, along with 10 primitive sites make this park a camper’s paradise. A rest room, picnic shelter, water and cooking grills are just some of the amenities found here.  On March 15, 2003, the Ross Observation Tower was opened to the public. The tower was dedicated in the memory of Terry Ross and Michael Klopfenstein.  The all-steel tower rises up about 30 feet from the ground with the observation floor 22 feet up. Visitors get a bird’s-eye view of the 87 acre wetland. Viewing binoculars and seating are also found on the observation deck.