Tama County, Iowa

Tama County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Otter Creek Lake & Park Fall Festival 2017

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Otter Creek Lake & Park will be having a fall festival on Sunday, October 8, 2017, from noon to 4:00 p.m.  Most of the activities will be at the Nature Center at 2283 Park Road, Toledo, Iowa.  Enjoy hands-on activities like archery, air rifle range, apple cider press, reptile meet & greet, and nature crafts.  Outdoor demonstrations include bowfishing and field dog trials.  Iowa State University will present a program on its insect zoo with live insects at 1:00 p.m.; and Iowa Honey Queen Carly Ray Vannoy will be speaking at 3:00 p.m.  Walking tacos, hot dogs, polish sausages and hand-breaded tenderloins will be available for purchase at the mini marketplace along with kolaches, scotcheroos, and kettlecorn.  For more information, call 641-484-2231, or go to http://www.tamacounty.org/conserv.html.

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Beats, Burgers, Brats, Brews, & Bicycles

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The Dysart Development Corporation and Dysart Business Builders are sponsoring the annual Beats, Burgers, Brats, Brews, and Bicycles on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from noon to 4:00 p.m. along Main Street in Dysart, Iowa.  Bicyclists should meet in Vinton at noon or depart from Garrison and pedal to Dysart on the Old Creamery Nature Trail.  Beats will be provided by the Buck Hollow Band from 3-6pm.  Burgers, brats, & brew will be served as well.  Buy a raffle ticket for a TREK Verve 1 bicycle.  For more information, go to http://www.dysartiowa.com.

 

Vining Fireworks

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Vining is starting off summer with a bang!  They will be having a potluck supper and fireworks this Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Vining City Park.  Bring a dish for the potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. and stay for the fireworks.

Wolf Creek Trail

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2.6 mile multi-purpose trail extending northwesterly where it links with the Comet Trail.  A safe, quiet, aesthetically pleasing place for walking, running, biking, and cross-country skiing.

Gladbrook, Iowa
Sponsor: Goos Implement

Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center

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Explore the outdoors at Pilgrim Heights!  We host special events including reunions, retreats, weddings, receptions, birthday parties, and more.  Our lodging options include modern and classic lodges, rustic cabins, and tents and RV camping.  We offer full meal service with prior scheduling.  Amenities include swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, disc golf, playground, and campfires.

3005 E Avenue
Montour, IA  50173
641-492-6165
http://www.pilgrimheights.org
Open year round by appointment

Tama County OHV Park

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Formed in 2004 to provide a place to ride ATVs and dirt bikes in Tama County.  Public campground, running water, electricity, shelter house, rest rooms, dump station.  No ATV park entry fee.

South of Tama on U.S. Highway 63
Tama, IA  52339
641-484-4236
Sponsor:  Club S.P.O.R.T.

Dreesman Buffalo Ranch

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Dreesman Buffalo Ranch

Dreesman Buffalo Ranch

 

Over 400 acres of hills and heavily wooded land ideal for bison hunting (bow or firearm).  Hunts available throughout the year.  Bison meat sold year round.  Horse trail riding – bring your own horse.

3575 L Avenue
Tama, IA  52339
641-481-3492
dreesmansbuffaloranch@gmail.com
Call for appointment

Our Outdoors recommendations…

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For a complete list of outdoor recreation view the Tama County, Iowa online directory

Tri-County Snow Mobile Routes

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Providing enjoyment to riders with over 200 miles of groomed trails throughout Tama, Black Hawk, Grundy & Benton Counties.

P.O. Box 231, Traer, Iowa
(319) 269-0373
http://www.tricountysnow.com
Membership sponsored by Appraisal & Real Estate Services

Otter Creek Lake & Park

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Beautiful, peaceful park popular for camping, fishing, boating, and hiking since 1970.  Be sure to visit the beautiful and inspiring Nature Center displays.  

Otter Creek Lake & Park
2283 Park Road
Toledo,  IA  52342
641-484-2231
tccb@tamacounty.org
http://www.tamacounty.org/conserv.html
Open 4am-10:30pm daily