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Langwood Education Center

14019 H Ave
Wapello, IA 52653

Youth Groups and/or Non-Profit Organizations should call the Conservation Office 319-523-8381 prior to making a reservation to get the Youth Rate discount code. 

Check-in is at 3 pm. Check-out is at Noon. 
Groups interested in early check-in or late check-out should call the Conservation Office at 319-523-8381 to check availability. Early check-in or late check-out may be available for an additional $50. 

This beautiful 92-acre area is used for school field trips, public programs, and private rentals. When renting Langwood, groups have access to:

  • Lodge - a 20 x 60-foot building with heat and air. The lodge has a small kitchenette with a fridge, stove, microwave, sink and is fairly well stocked with table service, pots and pans.
  • A-frame Dormitory - groups may choose to spend the night in the a-frame.  There are 21 cots between the downstairs and upstairs.  Groups must bring all of their own bedding. There is not any heat or air conditioning in the a-frame but it stays relatively cool in the summer due to its shape and shaded location.
  • Restroom - There is a restroom (not attached to either building) with four shower stalls and four toilets.
  • Fire rings and Grill - There are several fire rings spread around Langwood for groups to have campfires or cook over.  There is also a large grill for charcoal cooking. Groups must bring their own charcoal if planning to use the grills.
  • Pond - Groups are welcome to utilize the pond for fishing.  Anglers are required to have valid Iowa fishing licenses and bring their own poles, bait and tackle. We have a 15" limit on bass. Swimming is prohibited.
  • Canoeing - groups are also allowed to use the canoes, paddles and lifejackets to paddle on the pond at Langwood.  They cannot be hauled to other locations.
  • Trails - there are about 3-miles of wooded winding hiking trails.  Visitors are welcome to explore the beautiful woodland.
  • Wetland Interpretive Trail - the 45-acre Wetland Interpretive Trail area is adjacent to Langwood. The trail features 14 vibrant interpretive panels that help visitors learn about wetlands. This area is open to the general public. Groups using Langwood are welcome to also hike or fish the pond on this property.

Location

14019 H Ave, Wapello, IA  52653

Located 3-miles SE of Grandview, Iowa.  

Amenities

Rental of Langwood Education Center comes with access to the 130-acres are including the lodge, A-frame dormitory, restrooms, seasonal shower facilities, and pond with canoes/paddles/lifejackets. The area also has 5 RV hook-ups that groups can utilize who are already renting Langwood.
A/C
Cooking / eating utensils
Electricity
Fire ring
Fireplace
Firewood available
Heating
Kitchenette
Microwave
Picnic Table
Refuse cans
Restroom
Shower facilities
Table with chairs

Fees

Special Use Permit - $50

RV Hookups (5 available) - $10/hookup/night - Please calculate the amount you need to pay based on the number of hookups needed and number of nights you will be staying. 

Canoes (no charge, please indicate if your group would like to use them)

Groups interested in early check-in or late check-out should call the Conservation Office at 319-523-8381 to check availability. Early check-in or late check-out may be available for an additional $50

All sales are final - refunds will NOT be given for cancellations. If a cancellation must be made, in case of severe weather, a "rain check" may be issued. The rain check must be used within 12-months of the issue date.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Langwood Education Center is open by reservation only. 
Check-in is at 3 pm. Check-out is at Noon. Groups interested in early check-in or late check-out should call the Conservation Office at 319-523-8381 to check availability. Early check-in or late check-out may be available for an additional $50. 

Peak Season is April 15-October 15 - expect water to be on in the restrooms and Lodge.

Winter Season is October 15-April 15. Water is turned off. During this time, groups must bring all their drinking and cooking water. Showers and restrooms will be locked, however a porta pot will be available for restroom use. 

All sales are final, refunds will not be given for cancellations.  A rain check for up to one-year may be issued in the case of extreme inclement weather.

Closures

Not Applicable

Permits

Louisa County Conservation is compliant and up to date with a Certificate of Training from the Iowa Office to Combat Human Trafficking.  View Louisa County Conservation’s compliance certificate per IA Code 80.45A.