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Benton City-Fry Recreation Area

5899 29th Ave. Dr.
Vinton, IA 52349

A scenic, quiet recreation area located along the Cedar River in northeastern Benton County offers camping and river access. If you like a peaceful camping or fishing experience, Benton City-Fry Recreation Area is the perfect campground for you and your family.

Benton County Nature Center

5718 20th Avenue Dr.
Vinton, IA 52319

The Benton County Nature Center is home to the Director's and Naturalists' offices. The Nature Center has live educational animals and interactive displays for all ages. Outside it offers a nature play scape, trails, fire ring, bird watching, creek and wetland for all to enjoy.

Hannen Lake Park

1949 Benton Iowa Rd
Blairstown, IA 52209

Located in beautiful southern Benton County, Hannen Lake is a wonderful getaway to spend a day fishing and swimming, or an ideal location for your next camping trip.

Hoefle-Dulin Park

5901 27th Ave.
Vinton, IA 52349

A lovely, quiet river campground along the Cedar River only minutes from downtown Vinton. This area is a perfect fishing spot and place to put in kayaks or tubes to take a trip downstream to Wildcat Bluff Recreation Area.

Milroy Access

2510 58th St.
Vinton, IA 52349

Located two miles from downtown Vinton, Milroy Access is situated on six acres of Cedar River shoreline, providing riverside fishing and nature appreciation. A large cottonwood on the east side gives plenty of shade for fishing or setting up a picnic.

Minne-Estema Park

5261 24th Ave. Drive
Vinton, IA 52349

A historic river park, owned by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and managed by Benton County Conservation is located eight miles north of Vinton along the Cedar River.

Polk Township Wildlife Area

2819 51st Street
Brandon, IA 52210

This northeastern Benton County wildlife area is a perfect spot for family-friendly shoreline fishing. Located close to Urbana, Brandon, and the I-380 corridor, this day-use area offers walking trails, a prairie, fishing, and plenty of wildlife to observe.

Rodgers Park

2113 57th Street Trail
Vinton, IA 52349

This beautiful 207 acre park is located in northern Benton County. It offers spectacular opportunities for camping, swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, and hiking. Located right outside of Vinton, it is easy to come spend an afternoon fishing or hiking at this area.

Wildcat Bluff Recreation Area

3139 57th Street Trail
Center Point, IA 52213

Covering 131 acres of beautiful timber, Wildcat Bluff Recreation Area provides the ultimate experience for campers, fishermen, boaters, and nature explorers. Wildcat Bluff Recreation Area offers an open air shelter, pit restrooms, river access, and a playground.

Winegar and Tobin Wildlife Area

5033 22nd Avenue
Brandon, IA 52210

With nearly two miles of Cedar River shoreline, the Winegar and Tobin Wildlife Area offers spectacular opportunities to enjoy nature. This area covers 490 acres with six miles of equestrian and multi-use trails throughout, Wild Rose Cabin resides in this wildlife area.

Wyman Memorial Park

5702 22nd Ave.
Vinton, IA 52349

Located just northwest of Vinton, Wyman Memorial Park is a perfect spot along the Cedar River to fish or put in a kayak. There is plenty of area for parking and watching the sunrise or you can take a short walk to the gazebo for shade and a lunch break.