Discover all of the outdoor recreation available at our conservation parks from camping and fishing to hiking and biking

We have a wide variety of parks available like smaller non-staffed neighborhood parks, larger parks with staffed recreation centers, skate parks, and even dog parks, but scattered throughout the county are conservation parks.

What is a conservation park?

Conservation parks are larger, more developed, and offer more amenities than other County parks, like hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, boat launches, camping, fishing, picnic shelters and more. Most of our conservation parks are fully staffed, although there are a few that are self-service.

Conservation parks, as well as nature preserves and boat ramps, are run and maintained by the Department.

What are the fees to get in?

Most conservation parks have a fee to enter:

  • $2 per car, up to eight people
  • $1 extra per person for vehicles with more than eight people. For example, a bus with 12 people would cost $6. 

Annual conservation parks pass

If you or your family visit our conservation parks often you can purchase a parks pass that will cover your entrance fees for a whole year. Find out prices and details on the Get a parks pass page.

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County conservation parks map

Last Modified: 2/2/2024, 1:52:11 PM

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