Posts Tagged ‘Horseshoe Bend’

Snowshoe trek begins Hike the Wild series

Photo of Horseshoe Bend in winter

Snow falling in winter, waterfowl migrating in spring, flowers blooming in summer, leaves changing colors in the fall. Dickinson County Conservation’s Hike the Wild series will move from monthly to seasonal hikes in 2019, starting with a snowshoe hike Jan. 22. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, pick out…

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Run the Bend 5K – late registration

Event Phone: 712-336-6352


  • Run the Bend 5K
    November 17, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Graphic for Run the Bend

Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area, and the run will commence at 11 a.m. Participants will begin on the north side of the park by the summer camp sites and then will head off along mowed trails for a 3.1-mile run through autumn trees.

Pre-register through Nov. 3 for special pricing and to receive a special Run the Bend 5K T-shirt. After Nov. 3, the cost will increase to $20 per runner, and late registrants will also not receive a T-shirt. Registrations the day of the event will cost $20.

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Run the Bend 5K – early registration

Event Phone: 712-336-6352


  • Run the Bend 5K
    November 17, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Graphic for Run the Bend

Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area, and the run will commence at 11 a.m. Participants will begin on the north side of the park by the summer camp sites and then will head off along mowed trails for a 3.1-mile run through autumn trees.

Pre-register through Nov. 3 for special pricing and to receive a special Run the Bend 5K T-shirt. After Nov. 3, the cost will increase to $20 per runner, and late registrants will also not receive a T-shirt. Registrations the day of the event will cost $20.

Read details here.

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Horseshoe Bend turns 45 this year

Photo of a bend in the Little Sioux River

It has been 47 years since the Dickinson County Conservation Board began, and the organization quickly got to work. By 1971, conservation board leaders had entered an agreement to purchase a piece of property along 240th Street just south of the city of Milford. The area, dubbed Horseshoe Bend, was purchased from Richard and Rhoda…

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Oak savanna restoration project underway at Horseshoe Bend

Photo of native prairie flowers

Dickinson County Conservation Board vegetation specialist Aric Ping takes readers this week through a fantastic oak savanna restoration process started this summer at Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area. “If you’ve ever gone through our parks and wondered, “Why did they cut down that tree?” or, “Why did they burn this area?” then this is the post…

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