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Recreation Areas | Golf Courses | Campgrounds

Whether you're an outdoorsman, fitness enthusiast or quiet observer, Kossuth County offers a variety of recreation opportunities.


Swimming — Swimming pools are located in Bancroft, Burt, Swea City, Titonka, Wesley, West Bend & Whittemore. Algona is home to an aquatic center completed in 2001.

Golf — Find seven beautiful golf courses within the boundaries of the county and numerous others are close by. A miniature golf course offers fun for kids and adults.

Bancroft Memorial Park — Celebrate this town's great legacy of baseball at this nostalgic baseball field!

Auto Racing — Race enthusiasts can experience dirt track racing on a 3/8 mile track while a remote control car racetrack lets racers try their skills on a smaller scale.

Outdoor Recreation Activities

Wildlife & Nature Areas — Woodlands and waterways dot the landscape with fish, waterfowl and game for the outdoorsman. Camping areas abound including Siems Park near Whittemore. In addition, virgin prairie just as the settlers found it in the 1850's is preserved at Stinson Prairie. Lions, tigers and other exotic animals live at the Wildlife Sanctuary just north of Ledyard.

Other notable outdoor areas include:
A.A. Call State Park — Features picnic areas, modern and rustic camping, a log cabin-style lodge and five miles of rugged hiking trails.

Burt Lake Park — A haven for nature lovers with native grasses, timber and lake stretching across 145 acres. Camping, fishing and a shelter are available.

Smith Wildlife Area — Upland timber open to the public for fishing, hunting, trapping, hiking and related activities. Kids and adults alike enjoy making maple syrup each spring in these woods with the Kossuth County Conservation Board.

Union Slough Wildlife Refuge — Observe wildlife under natural conditions within 2,200 acres of prairie grassland, marsh, trails, and picnic areas.

Freedom Park — A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa owns a 140 acre multi-use recreational site. The site sports A.B.A.T.E.'s annual Freedom Rally and has additional outdoor recreation uses.


Algona Family YMCA — Algona boasts a 40,000 square foot YMCA facility which includes a large main gymnasium, a suspended walking/running track, two racquetball courts, an exercise center, a Cybex weight training center, a free weight room, a youth gymnasium, two lounge areas with table tennis, billiards & foosball, a large aerobic studio, Swimming Pool, and men's & women's locker rooms. Contact the YMCA at 515-295-7701 for hours and information.

Private fitness facilities are available in several Kossuth County communities.

Recreation Areas

South Park
500 3rd St S
Wesley, IA 50483
Algona Family YMCA
2101 E McGregor St
Algona, IA 50511
Call State Park
South Hall Street
Algona, IA 50511
Central Park
State & Phillips
Algona, IA 50511
Miniature Golf Course
203 W Overmeyer
Algona, IA 50511
RC Track
North Park Dr
Algona, IA 50511
Smith Lake Park
Highway 169
Algona, IA 50511
Stinson Prairie
Algona, IA 50511
Veteran's Park
North Park Drive
Algona, IA 50511
Bancroft Health Center
106 W Ramsey
Bancroft, IA 50517
Bancroft Park & Pool
Joe Habten Dr
Bancroft, IA 50517
Leisure Lanes
302 N Summit St
Bancroft, IA 50517
Burt Activity Complex
406 Bush St
Burt, IA 50522
Burt Lake Park
County Road A-16
Swea City, IA 50590
Reynold's Park
301 P-30N
Swea City, IA 50590
Furrow in Time/Emblem for Jubilee
136 Main St N
Titonka, IA 50480
Gruis Park & Shelter House
Titonka, IA 50480
Union Slough
Country Road A-42
Titonka, IA 50480
West Bend Grotto
301 North Broadway
West Bend, IA 50597
Noah's Park
605 4th St
Whittemore, IA 50598
Siem's Park
Whittemore, IA 50598

Golf Courses

Algona Country Club
400 Country Club Road
& Hwy 18
Algona, IA 50511
Gruis Recreation
Area Golf Course

2724 360th St
Titonka, IA 50480
Hillside Golf Club
RR 2, Box 158
Wesley, IA 50483
North Kossuth Country Club
505 East Ramsey Street
Bancroft, IA 50517
River Road Golf Club
2308 River Road
Algona, IA 50511
Spring Valley Golf Course
1107 140th Avenue
Livermore, IA 50558
West Bend Golf Country Club
4829 - 580th Avenue
West Bend, IA 50597


Call State Park
16 Total Campsites
13 Campsites have electricity available; Cost is $14.00 per night
3 Campsites do not have electricity; Cost is $9.00 per night
2 Water Hydrants available
No Dump Station is available
Self-registration at the campground – No Advance Reservations

Smith Lake
Hwy 169 North
49 Trailer sites available with electricity and water
Tent camping area
Drinking water available
Enclosed shelter
Modern restroom and shower facilities
Playground equipment
Volleyball court, horseshoe pits, basketball court
Swimming beach
Boat ramp and fishing docks
Hiking trail
Dump station

Burt Lake
Swea City
Trailer camping with electricity
Tent camping
Drinking water available
Open shelter
Boat ramp
Fishing and hunting
Hiking trail

Siems Park
Trailer sites with electricity
Tent camping area
Drinking water available
Two open shelters
Modern restrooms with showers
Playground equipment
Boat ramp and fishing docks
Dump Station

Grotto of the Redemption Campgrounds
West Bend
53 RV sites with 30 amp electrical
20 tent sites
Central Water and RV Dump Station
Restrooms w/ shower house
Playground, Fire Pits, & Grills (firewood available upon request)
Reservations preferred


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Maureen Elbert, Executive Director
Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation
106 South Dodge Street, Suite 210, Algona, Iowa 50511
515-295-7979 | Fax: 515-295-8873

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