Welcome to Linn County Conservation!
Website navigation: The orange menu bar directly above explores Linn County specific park and facilities. The brown menu bar navigates for parks and facilities statewide.
The Linn County Conservation Board owns and manages 27 areas throughout the county for the benefit of the public. Linn County Conservation Department offers parks, natural areas, preserves, historic sites, wetlands, an observatory and many educational and recreational opportunities.
Campgrounds are open for the 2014 summer recreation season - most are first come, first serve. Availability changes daily.
Headquarters receives updates from each district regarding site availability, but we cannot guarantee sites that are first come, first serve.
For the latest update on availability please call headquarters at 319-892-6450 for assistance.
Sign up Now for a 2 Day Bus Tour in the Loess Hills!
Join Buchanan and Linn County Conservation for a fall bus tour of the beautiful Loess Hills in Western Iowa. Stops include the Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor, Broken Kettle Grassland Preserve, Lewis and Clark State Park, Desoto National Wildlife Refuge and Hitchcock Nature Center. Contact Naturalist Gail Barels at 319-892-6485 for more details about this tour. Registration Deadline is September 22nd. Download the printable brochure/registration form HERE.
Buffalo Creek Dam Mitigation Project
The Linn County Conservation Board is
evaluating alternatives for mitigating the Buffalo Creek dam in Coggon, Iowa.
The dam currently has safety and
environmental issues which need to be addressed. The next public meeting is scheduled for August 26th at 6:30pm at the American Legion Hall in Coggon, Iowa at 20 First Street North, Coggon, Iowa 52218. There will be a formal presentation at this meeting by Riverwise Engineering and Shive-Hattery Inc. regarding the three mitigation options. Linn County Conservation will be pursuing one of the three presented options. As the project progresses, updates will be available HERE.
Matsell Bridge Shooting Range
Looking to Register for a Matsell Bridge Shooting Range Annual Permit?
You found the right place! Click the button below.
To read more about the Shooting Range click HERE.
Contact Linn County Conservation
Mailing Address of Headquarters
Linn County Conservation
10260 Morris Hills Road
Toddville, IA 52341
Make all checks payable to Linn County Treasurer
Activities in Linn CountyVisitors 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 a canoe concession to fishing access; and educational programs at Wickiup Hill Learning Center or the Eastern Iowa Observatory. There is so much more to do in Linn County, so start now - it's yours to explore, naturally!
Facilities in Linn CountyMajor recreation areas within the Linn County system include Pinicon Ridge Park, Morgan Creek Park, Squaw Creek Park, Wickiup Hill Learning Area and the historic Matsell Bridge Natural Area. In addition, the numerous natural areas and preserves provide great outlets for recreation outdoors!
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