Parks, trails, playgrounds, camping, hiking, geocaching, horseback riding, cross country skiing, fishing and hunting are just a few of the reasons that the Linn County Conservation Board is involved with 7,000+ acres throughout the county. Linn County Conservation owns and manages a tremendous diversity of public resources: 27 areas, over 100 miles of trail, 320 campsites, a regionally signficant observatory, an award-winning learning center, an arboretum, a watercraft rental facility, a modern shooting range, and offers high-quality educational programming. Linn County is also working on Master Plans for future park use and development.
Activities in Linn County
Linn County Campgrounds are closed as water has been shut off for the season.
You can still camp at Wakpicada Natural Area ?or pack-in at Matsell Bridge primitive site. Red Oak Cabin is also open year round.
Major recreation areas within the Linn County system include our three flagship parks:
Morgan Creek Park
Pinicon Ridge Park
Squaw Creek Park
Come vist the Wickiup Hill Learning Center for conservation education programming and exhibits for all ages
The historic Matsell Bridge is the largest natural area in Linn county at over 2000 acres, which also includes outdoor recreation opportunities.
Visitors to Linn County parks enjoy many aspects of outdoor recreation! From primitive camping to modern cabins; trails for people and pets (including horses!); water activities ranging from canoe floats to fishing access. Indoor and Outdoor educational programs take place at Wickiup Hill Learning Center, the Abbe Creek School, or the Eastern Iowa Observatory. Click on the Parks tab to learn more details about these Linn County Conservation areas!
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Linn County Conservation wants you to know that there are
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Facilities in Linn County
Linn County Conservation offers wonderful locations for your next family gathering, reception, wedding, graduation party, or business event. Consider renting one of our lodges or shelters.
Our camping cabins, located in beautiful, natural settings are a great option for people who want some of the comforts of home. People who want to camp with a group of friends or with an organization should consider our Group Camp options. Our family camping sites in our park campgrounds are "first come first serve", but Squaw Creek Park does offer 24 reservable sites in Loop A. Reserve your facility today!
Contact Linn County Conservation
Media inquiries: Ryan Schlader, Linn County Conservation Community Outreach
Mailing Address of Headquarters
Linn County Conservation
10260 Morris Hills Road
Toddville, IA 52341
Make all checks payable to Linn County Treasurer
Parks in Linn County