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Robison Wildlife Acres
Parks and Trails
Location: 29490 632nd Ave.
Nevada, IA 50201
Amenities: Picnic Tables
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Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Link: Map of Robison Wildlife Acres

Directions: 295th Street and 632nd Avenue (5.5 miles south of Highway 30 on County Road S-14, then 1 mile east on gravel).

Robison Wildlife Acres is a unique area in south-central Story County consisting of 78 acres. The initial 58 acres were donated to the conservation board by a former board member, Clay Robison. The remaining 20 acres were purchased from the Whitaker estate.

West Indian Creek forms the eastern boundary of the park, and nature trails wind through grassland and woodland. The area is a favorite spot for spring wildflower walks and nature study and serves as an outdoor classroom for the Environmental Education Program.

The park has been set aside as a wildlife refuge, hunting or trapping are not allowed.

Robison Wildlife Acres offers:

  • Picnic areas with grills
  • Portable bathroom (April-October); no water is available at the site.
  • Remote camping (one site).  Reservations (with payment) are accepted at least four days prior to camping date.  On-site registration is available on a first-come first-serve basis if site is not reserved at $7/night. 
  • Supervised youth camping - $20/site/night payable at time of reservation - reservation required.

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Current and Upcoming Events For This Facility

Date Event Title
4/22/2018
Spring Wildflower Hike
Celebrate Earth Day with a hike through Robison Wildlife Acres. The beautiful woodland wildflowers are some of the best of all of Story County Conservation areas. Look for the many signs of spring and learn about the restoration projects taking place in the park. This is a moderate hike suitable for most families. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. You may also want to bring binoculars and water. In case of bad weather, this events will be canceled. This program is free but registration is required by 9am on Friday, April 20.
4/28/2018
TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) Day
Be a part of our TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) and help make improvements to county trail systems. This TEAM day will focus on trail trimming and grooming.
All volunteers are asked to wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, and gloves and bring a water bottle. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 to ensure enough refreshments and tools for everyone.