Welcome to Linn County Conservation!
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Playgrounds, camping, hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, fishing and hunting are just a few of the reasons that 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 closed as of November 3rd, 2014. Time to get ready for all the winter fun to be had in Linn County Parks!
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. While formal meetings and surveys have concluded, you can call Linn County Conservation at 319-892-6450 with any comments or concerns.
Buffalo Creek Dam Mitigation Project
The Linn County Conservation Board selected the option that includes a partial dam removal of 5 – 7 feet together with the installation of rock arch rapids to allow fish passage. 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! Sign up below for our newsletter with all our latest programming!
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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