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Linn County Parks OPEN DURING WINTER!!!

Posted:12/29/2017 Linn

Winter provides a unique perspective and highlights the changing beauty to the outdoors.  These colder months of the year allow for hiking, snowshoeing, wildlife watching, photography, and much more. 


Cross-country skiing: Linn County Conservation trails that are available for cross-country skiing include:  

Matsell Bridge Natural Area        5 miles

Morgan Creek Park          3.8 miles

Squaw Creek Park            3.5 miles

Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Area  3.3 miles

Pinicon Ridge Park           2.5 miles  

For the grooming of trails, 4” of snow is required for our equipment.  Tracks are first “rolled” and then “groomed”.  

Hikers, horses, and dogs are encouraged to stay off the intended Nordic ski track. 

Ice Fishing There are plenty of ice fishing opportunities along the Wapsipinicon and Cedar rivers. 

Sledding The area next to Red Cedar Lodge at Squaw Creek Park and a hill by Woodpecker Lodge at Pinicon Ridge Park have been popular for sledding during the winter months.