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Featured Events
»   CSI: Critter Crime Investigation
July 25 - July 25, 2019   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
»   Bird Watching Hike
July 26, 2019    7:00 - 12:00 AM
»   Kayak Safety Basics
July 30 - July 30, 2019   6:00 - 8:00 PM
»   The Math, Science and History of the Native American Tipi
July 31 - July 31, 2019   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Kayak Safety Basics
August 8 - August 8, 2019   6:00 - 8:00 PM
»   Evening Pond Study
August 20 - August 20, 2019   6:00 - 7:30 PM
»   Student Air Rifle (SAR) Exploaratory Meeting
August 27 - August 27, 2019   6:00 - 7:30 PM
»   Late Summer Wapsi Float
September 7 - September 7, 2019   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
»   Fall Leaf Kayak and Canoe Float
October 5 - October 5, 2019   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
»   Kayak Session at Bender Pool
November 17 - November 17, 2019   4:30 - 6:30 PM
»  more events

Parks, trails, playgrounds (including a NEW playscape at Wickiup Hill), 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: 28 areas, over 100 miles of trail, over 300 campsites, a regionally significant observatory, an award-winning learning center, an arboretum, a watercraft rental facility,  a modern shooting range, and offers high-quality educational programming.


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Come visit the Wickiup Hill Learning Center  for conservation education programming and exhibits for all ages

10260 Morris Hills Road, Toddville, Iowa 52341 (just west of Cedar Rapids)


Natural Resource and Land Management 

working to protect, preserve and enhance the natural resources of Linn County through conservation practices.


Morgan Creek Park    Redevelopment – Phase 1

Morgan Creek Park is planning to develop the south side of the property starting in 2020

Activities in Linn County

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.  Click on the Parks tab to learn more details about these Linn County Conservation's parks, preserves, natural areas, and trails.


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We’ve worked with local experts to craft this special multi-cache Geocache challenge: 25 different places for you to visit.


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 A-Loop.  

To Reserve a Lodge



                        Group Camp

or a limited number of reservable campsites (A-Loop, Squaw Creek Park)

           Go to FACILITIES




Contact Linn County Conservation

Telephone     319-892-6450

Media inquiries:   Ryan Schlader,  Linn County Conservation Community Outreach


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 877 W Mount Vernon Road
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Blue Creek Natural Area Linn Blue Creek Road
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Buffalo Creek Natural Area Linn Linn-Delaware Road
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Buffalo Creek Park Linn 5034 Buffalo Creek Park Rd
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Cedar Valley Nature Trail Linn Boyson Road
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Chain Lakes Natural Area Linn 4247 Chain Bridge Road
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Eastern Iowa Observatory & Learning Center Linn 1365 Ivanhoe Road
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Goose Pond Natural Area Linn 3875 Lewis Bottoms Road
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Grant Wood Trail Linn 6303 Partners Ave
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Harold & Ruth Rehrauer Natural Area Linn 1299 Red Bridge Road
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Hitaga Sand Ridge Prairie Preserve Linn 2727 Wapsi Ridge Drive
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Hoover Nature Trail Linn 1635 Hillcrest St
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J. Harold Ennis Preserve Linn 550 Cedar River Rd
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Jay G. Sigmund Memorial Site Linn 4207 Boy Scout Road
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Matsell Bridge Natural Area Linn 3745 Matsell Park Road
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Millard Preserve Linn 5053 Millard Lane
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Morgan Creek Park Linn 7515 Worcester Road
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North Cedar Natural Area Linn 3410 Cedar Heights Trail
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Otter Creek Natural Area Linn 7500 Elf Lane
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Palisades-Dows Preserve Linn 1365 Ivanhoe Road
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Palo Marsh Natural Area Linn 2935 Palo Marsh Road
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Paris Bridge Natural Area Linn 5301 Sutton Road
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Pinicon Ridge Park Linn 4732 Horseshoe Falls Rd
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Rock Island Botanical Preserve Linn 4501 Preserve Ln
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South Cedar Natural Area Linn 248 Cedar Park Rd
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