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Morgan Creek Park

Camping Camping at Morgan Creek Park
Family Campground
Camping is a popular outdoor recreation activity at Morgan Creek Park. Campgrounds are open from April 15 through late October, ground conditions permitting. Morgan Creek Family Campground has modern sites with electricity and water. Campsites are equipped with a firepad and and picnic table with showers and restrooms nearby. Sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  All campers must self-register and pay the required fee.  A dumping station for use by campers who camped in Linn County parks is available. Camping discount booklets are also available from the park office and campground hosts. Firewood is available at the campground host site.

Group Campground
 A "pack-in" group campground is located at the south end of the day-use area.  A short walk is required to reach the campground.  Capacity is 15 tents or 45 people.  Facilities provided include: 6 picnic tables, 2 fire rings with grills, water spigot, primitive (pit) restroom.  The group campground can be reserved online.
Education Education at Morgan Creek Park

The Morgan Creek Arboretum contains a one mile crushed limestone trail that loops and winds through over 250 species of trees and shrubs. The plant collections includes:

  • native and exotic shade trees
  • ornamental trees and shrubs
  • prairie grasses and forbs
  • crabapples
  • lilacs
  • butterfly garden.

Teachers interested in setting up field trips to the arboretum should call 319-892-6485.

Other Activities Other Activities at Morgan Creek Park
The Morgan Creek Arboretum contains a one mile crushed limestone trail that loops and winds through over 250 species of trees and shrubs. The plant collections include native and exotic shade trees, ornamental trees and shrubs, prairie grasses and forbs, crabapples, lilacs, and a lovely butterfly garden.
Picnicking Picnicking at Morgan Creek Park
There are several areas that make for delightful picnicking at Morgan Creek Park. The reserveable Morgan Creek Park Shelter contains 10 picnic tables, 4 grills, a horseshoe court and 4 electrical outlets. There are also several individual picnic areas.     
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Morgan Creek Park
Morgan Creek has 4 miles of all-purpose trails. There are 2 miles of arboretum trails and 2 miles of open prairie trails. In addition to walking, hiking and biking, the park has recently become the host of several cross country runs. In the winter, we groom 3 miles of cross country skiing trails, both classic and skating.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Morgan Creek Park
Many people enjoy the 3 miles of groomed cross country ski trails in both classic and skating styles.