Welcome to Linn County Conservation!
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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 still open at this time - first come, first serve. Availability changes daily. As soon as temperatures start to drop, the water will be turned off and the campgrounds will close for the season.
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.
Linn County Conservation Board Launches Master Planning for Three Linn County Parks
Linn County Conservation Board is excited to announce that it is beginning master planning for its three flagship parks: Squaw Creek County Park, Morgan Creek County Park, and Pinicon Ridge County Park.
As a part of the master planning process, there will be three public input sessions. The input is being sought to generate ideas about future plans as Linn County Conservation works with Shive-Hattery and SmithGroupJJR to develop a long range vision. Once complete, the park plans will provide a means to determine the best uses for the park and to optimize management of the park’s natural and man-made resources. The Conservation Board encourages the public to participate. There is also a survey available online at http://tinyurl.com/linnsurvey2014 where people can share their vision and opinions about these great public spaces. The survey is available until October 24, 2014.
Squaw Creek Park Public Input Session
Tuesday, October 21st
4 - 7 pm
Prairie Oak Lodge in Squaw Creek Park
Morgan Creek Park Public Input Session
Thursday, October 23rd
4 - 7 pm
Cedar Hills Church
6455 East Avenue NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Pinicon Ridge Park Public Input Session
Tuesday, October 28th
4 - 7 pm
Horseshoe Falls Lodge in Pinicon Ridge Park
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 October 27th at 4pm at Wickiup Hill Learning Center 10260 Morris Hills Rd Toddville. Linn County Conservation Board will be selecting an option at this meeting. 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 canoe floats 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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