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.
County Campgrounds Are Now OPEN!
Linn County Conservation campgrounds are now open for the 2014 recreation season. Pinicon Ridge Park, Morgan Creek Park, Squaw Creek Park and Buffalo Creek Park campgrounds as well as primitive camping areas at Matsell Bridge Natural Area, Wakpicada, and Mt. Hope are open. Group Camp Sites at Pinicon Ridge Park can now be reserved and the picnic hill at Squaw Creek is now accessible.
Linn County Conservation reminds you to buy your firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of the invasive emerald ash borer beetle. Firewood is available for purchase at the county campgrounds for $5 a bundle.
Operation ReLeaf is April 26th
Linn County Conservation is gearing up for its 25th Operation Releaf event in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Alliant Energy. If you are an Alliant Energy customer, you are eligible to purchase landscape trees at discount prices. To read more about the program you can visit Alliant Energy’s website. Tree pick-up for Linn County will be at Squaw Creek Park on April 26th from 7:30 to 9:00am. The Releaf Order Form is now available and has interactive links for each tree species to help you select the best tree for your space.
Releaf Details & Order Form – Linn County Spring 2014
Matsell Bridge Shooting Range
Looking to Register for a Matsell Bridge Shooting Range Annual Permit?
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To read more about the Shooting Range click HERE.
Traveling Exhibit at Wickiup Hill - Turtles: Secrets of the Shell
Turtles, Secrets of the Shell, was produced by the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa. It was partially funded through the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program. Visitors to the exhibit can expect to learn about turtles from around the world - their anatomy, their challenges and what makes them special. Kids can dig for "turtle eggs" and even climb into a giant shell. This exhibit is now open now until April 27th.
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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