Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Tuesday-Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Winter Hours Nov. 1 through March 31:
Tuesday-Saturday 9am - 4:30pm
Sunday 1pm - 4:30pm
Closed on Mondays,
New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Conservation Board headquarters located in this facility
"Hike" our Trails:
|Whitetail Ridge to Gobbler Point|
|Nature Center to Amphitheater|
|Hidden Valley to Kestrel Point|
Step into the Loess Hills…
Hike a trail and let prairie grasses tickle your chin. Explore bur oak forests with 150-year old giants.
Climb the ridges and imagine what Lewis and Clark might have seen.
We invite you to visit this unique outdoor educational facility.
Special Features Include:
- 14,000 sq. feet of classroom, exhibit and office space
- Loess Hills natural history exhibits
- Interactive prairie, wetland & woodland exhibits
- Live native reptile and fish exhibits
- Bird viewing area
- Outdoor amphitheater
- Butterfly and wildflower gardens
- A professional staff providing a variety of programs
- Located within Sioux City in scenic Stone State Park
- Meeting rooms available for rent
- Several miles of trails leading to forest and prairie viewpoints
- Facility is open six days a week, year-round
Woodbury County is located in far west-central Iowa in the Loess Hills and along the Missouri River. It is home to areas such as Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Little Sioux Park, Snyder Bend Park and Owego Wetland. The Woodbury CCB collectively manages 16 parks, natural areas, public hunting areas, wetlands and preserves encompassing over 5,500 acres across the county. You will find a tremendous variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for people of all ages and interests.