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Linn Parks Challenge

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»   Operation ReLeaf
September 4 - September 26, 2015  
»   Save the Monarchs: Monarch butterfly banding program at Wickiup Hill
September 4 - September 4, 2015   5:30 - 7:00 PM
»   4th Annual Wicked Wickiup Fall Fest!
October 10 - October 10, 2015   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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

Major recreation areas within the Linn County system include Wickiup Hill Learning Area, Morgan Creek Park, Pinicon Ridge Park, Squaw Creek Park, the historic Matsell Bridge Natural Area, and numerous natural areas and preserves.

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. 

 

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Linn County Conservation wants you to know that there are great public parks right under your nose!  And we think geocaching is the best way to learn about them! We’ve worked with local experts to craft this special multi-cache challenge. It’s all about getting to know your local campgrounds, trails and parks. We’ve selected 25 different places for you to visit. 

At each location there is a container (cache) hidden. To find the containers you will need to navigate with GPS. It’s technology meets the great outdoors. It’s screen time meets fresh air. It’s the perfect something to do for people who want a destination, an adventure, or a mini road trip. Click now to get started!  www.linnparkschallenge.org

 

 

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

Telephone     319-892-6450
Email              conservation@linncounty.org

 

 

Media inquiries:      Ryan Schlader,  Linn County Conservation Community Outreach
Email              RyanSchlader@linncounty.org

 

 

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

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Abbe Creek School Museum Linn Mount Vernon Road
Mount VernonIA52314 Map Location
Blue Creek Natural Area Linn Blue Creek Road
Center Point IA52213 Map Location
Buffalo Creek Park Linn Highway D 62 West
CoggonIA52218 Map Location
Cedar Valley Nature Trail Linn Boyson Road
HiawathaIA52233 Map Location
Chain Lakes Natural Area Linn Chain Bridge Road
PaloIA52324 Map Location
Eastern Iowa Observatory & Learning Center Linn 1365 Ivanhoe Road
ElyIA52227 Map Location
Goose Pond Natural Area Linn Lewis Bottoms Road
Center PointIA52213 Map Location
Grant Wood Trail Linn Hwy. 13
MarionIA52302 Map Location
Harold & Ruth Rehrauer Natural Area Linn Red Bridge Road
CoggonIA52218 Map Location
Hitaga Sand Ridge Prairie Preserve Linn Wapsie Ridge Drive
WalkerIA52352 Map Location
Hoover Nature Trail Linn Ely Road
ElyIA52227 Map Location
J. Harold Ennis Preserve Linn Cedar River Road
Mt. VernonIA52314 Map Location
Jay G. Sigmund Memorial Site Linn Boy Scout Road
WaubeekIA52350 Map Location
Matsell Bridge Natural Area Linn 3745 Matsell Park Road
Central CityIA52214 Map Location
Millard Preserve Linn Millard Lane
Central CityIA52214 Map Location
Morgan Creek Park Linn 7515 Worcester Road
PaloIA52324 Map Location
North Cedar Natural Area Linn Cedar Heights Trail
Center PointIA52213 Map Location
Otter Creek Natural Area Linn Elf Lane
PaloIA52324 Map Location
Palisades-Dows Preserve Linn Ivanhoe Road
ElyIA52227 Map Location
Palo Marsh Natural Area Linn Palo Marsh Road
PaloIA52324 Map Location
Paris Bridge Natural Area Linn Sutton Road
CoggonIA52218 Map Location
Pinicon Ridge Park Linn 4729 Horseshoe Falls Rd
Central CityIA52214 Map Location
Rock Island Botanical Preserve Linn Preserve Way
Cedar RapidsIA52411 Map Location
South Cedar Natural Area Linn County Park Lane
Mount VernonIA52314 Map Location
Squaw Creek Park Linn 4201 Big Bluestem Dr
MarionIA52302 Map Location