Webster County
Naturalist Program

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John F. Kennedy Memorial Park
1415 Nelson Ave
Fort Dodge, IA  50501
Phone: 515-576-4258
Fax: 515-574-3763
Email: conservation@webstercountyia.org
Located 5 miles North
of Fort Dodge on highway P56

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  Monday thru Friday

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View Upcoming Programs and Events!

The Webster County Conservation Board provides recreational and educational experiences that are readily accessible to all county residents, and initiates programs designed to protect and enhance the natural and cultural resources of Webster County.  The Webster County Naturalist offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, both indoor and outdoor programs, including working with schools.  Most of these are free of charge and are announced in the local media, in our newsletter, and on this website.  Special, custom-fit programs can be arranged.  If you have any questions, please contact the Naturalist at 576-4258 or email:

Karen    khansen@webstercountyia.org             Erin   eford@webstercountyia.org
Download and Print a Copy of our Events Brochure


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Winter Equipment Rental Policy Summary
  • Cross-country skis sets and snowshoes must be picked up by 4:00 pm Friday and returned to the Kennedy Park Reception Center office by 4:00 pm Monday.  For the dates listed above, equipment may be rented immediately following the public skiing programs.
  • Rental fees, paid at the time of check-out, are as follows:
    • Kids under 18 with a parent                                  FREE
    • Cross country ski package (skis, boots, poles)     $10 / weekend
    • Snowshoes (pair)                                                 $10 / weekend

A deposit of $100 per set of skis or snowshoes must also be paid at the time of reservation.  It will be refunded when the gear is returned promptly & without damage.  A damage fee may be assessed.


Activity Fees
  • Naturalist Fee
    • $15/hr ($30 min)

  • Kayak Rental
    • $20/day
    • $30/weekend
    • $100/week

  • Canoe Rental
    • $30/day




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