All events are held in the Environmental Education Classroom at the Oakland Mills Nature Center unless otherwise noted -  find all programs listed below.

What's Happening and At the Park Programs

  • Camping at Oakland Mills South Shore and Waterworks Park is CLOSED for the season. Top of the Hill is open year-round. Gibson Recreation area is by permit only. The conservation office is open 11:00 am-5:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

  • Oakland Mills Nature Center is open weekdays by appointment only. It will re-open on weekends in mid-April.

YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS 2017 coming soon

At the Park
Opportunities for all children AND their
parent(s) or guardian(s):

2017 registration form coming soon

Year of Fears- Skunks!

To register for any program, contact the conservation office
at 319-986-5067, e-mail Cari at    
or download a registration form, above, and mail to the Henry County Conservation Office at 2593 Nature Center Drive, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 52641.

All to be held in the Environmental Education Classroom
at the Oakland Mills Nature Center unless otherwise noted.


  At the Park



All programs will meet at the Oakland Mills Nature Center, 2593 Nature Center Drive, Mt Pleasant, Iowa. For more information about any of the programs, call the Henry County Conservation office at 319-986-5067 or email All programs can be found at







Oakland Mills has its own GEOCACHE! Go to for more information.

Kitty Cache

A cache by the Henry County Conservation Department            Hidden: 7-2009

Size: Small/ multiple                          Difficulty: 3 stars                   Terrain: 2 mild, but long distance

Start at N4055.886 W    09137.104

From there, head for the first cache at 4055.903 W    09137.144

Hint: You will be looking for a camouflage ammunition box.

 In Iowa, United States

 Notes about the cache:

Nice walk around a county park to find multiple caches. Shows off many aspects of the park. Caches are located in the vicinity of different trails- you will have to walk off the trails to find them. Follow the clues to the next area and cache. KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN and pay attention to your surroundings. The hunt begins in an open, obvious place.


Water Works Park

Pond Study

Ross Observation Tower

Fun at Camp!