Activities

 
Biking Biking at Scott County Park
Bike at Scott County Park
Boating Boating at West Lake Park
Paddleboat and Fishing Boat Rentals are available at the West Lake Park Beach and Boathouse
Cabins Cabins at Scott County Park
Scott County Park houses two luxury rental cabins. Each cabin comfortably sleeps six, with two bedrooms, a full bathroom, living room, fireplace, and kitchen area. The cabins feature finished interiors, decks, grading and landscaping.
Cabins Cabins at Wapsi Environmental Center
The Kestrel Cabin is available for rent and sleeps a total of 5 with a queen size bed, a twin sofa bed. Also provided are an electric stove, refrigerator, dining table and chairs, dishes and cooking utensils, and other amenities. This is a modern structure with indoor plumbing, including a shower, air conditioning, winter heating system, and a screened in porch. This is a no smoking facility.
Camping Camping at Scott County Park
Bald Eagle Campground:  Accommodates large Recreational Vehicles with electrical, water, and sewer hookups and a restroom/shower building, playground
Incahias Campground:  RV Accommodations, camping, electricity, dump station, showers, water, restrooms, playground
Pine Grove Campground:  RV Accommodations, camping, electricity, dump station, showers, water, restrooms, playground
Sac-Fox Campground:  RV Accommodations, camping, showers, water, restrooms, playground
Wilderness Campground:  Camping, showers, water, restrooms, playground, nature
Camping Camping at West Lake Park
West Lake Park offers two campground areas with electrical, water, and/or sewer hook-ups. Both camping areas have handicap accessible comfort stations.

Park Terrace Campground is open year-round during seasonal park hours and offers RV accommodations, camping, electricity, dump station, showers, water, restrooms, playground, and information.

Summit Campground is open mid April to mid October (weather dependent).  Summit offers RV accommodations, electricity, dump station, showers, water, restrooms, playground
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Wapsi Environmental Center
A new low impact Iowa DNR Water Trail access is planned along the River Trail at the Wapsi Center and will allow for canoe/kayak access to the Wapsicpinicon River. The Bends and Beaches Trail allows for canoe floats while programs are offered by staff and scheduling is determined by group need and abilities.
Education Education at Wapsi Environmental Center
The primary purpose of the Wapsi River Center is to provide environmental education. Programs for the public, schools and other groups are being held regularly at the Center. Various natural history and live animal displays are used for a variety of programming needs. Some of the exhibits in the Eco Center include displays on prairies, woodlands, fish and wildlife, reptiles and amphibians, and a touch table.
Equestrian Activities Equestrian Activities at Scott County Park
Enjoy horseback riding at Scott County Park
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Scott County Park

There are 5 shelters that can be rented at Scott County Park - for information visit our website at:  Scott County Park

  • Hickory Hills
  • Indian Hills
  • Cody Lake
  • Buffalo Bill
  • Whispering Pines
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Walnut Grove Pioneer Village
Olde St. Ann's Church at Pioneer Village is a picturesque church, nestled amongst the rolling hills of northern Scott County, and continues to provide that perfect setting for a traditional wedding. Administered by the Scott County Conservation Board, Olde St. Ann's is a popular place for hundreds of nondenominational weddings every year.
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Wapsi Environmental Center
  • Owls Nest Dormitory - group usage
  • Red Tail Lodge - public & private meeting facility
  • Eagle View Eco Center - exhibits, displays, live animals & meeting facility
  • Outdoor amphitheater - this unique outdoor setting offers a natural surrounding nestled among the pines and includes concrete bench seats
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at West Lake Park
West Lake Park has 5 shelters available for rental - to view these shelters please visit our website at:  West Lake Park Shelters

  • Lakeview
  • Arrowhead
  • High Meadows
  • Breezy Point
  • Rolling Hills

 

Fishing Fishing at West Lake Park
Fish at West Lake
Historic Visits Historic Visits at Walnut Grove Pioneer Village
Walnut Grove was a Scott County cross-roads settlement and stage coach stop of the 1860s. The Village includes 18 historic buildings, some relocated from rural Scott County. Pioneer Village has accessible and modern restroom facilities. Great for school groups.

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  • Other Activities Other Activities at Glynns Creek Golf Course
    Golf Course - Come out and try a superior golfing experience.  The countryside is beautiful and a variety of wildlife living inside of the park can be seen while golfers play.
    Other Activities Other Activities at West Lake Park
    Disc Golf Course at West Lake Park - One of the newest improvements at West Lake Park. With 24 holes and at 11,056 ft in length, the course has considerable distance, elevation changes, water hazards, and usually contentious wind challenging players at all levels. Scorecards are available at an on-site kiosk, at the Campground Office (Gate 5) or the Headquarters (Gate 3).
    Picnicking Picnicking at West Lake Park
    West Lake Park offers a variety of picnic areas - please visit our website and click on each of the picnic site links at the bottom of the page to view the picnic area.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at (563) 328-3281.  West Lake Park Picnic Areas
    Picnicking Picnicking at Scott County Park
    Scott County Park offers several picnic areas.  Please visit our website to view each picnic site by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.  Scott County Park Picnic Areas
    Swimming Swimming at Scott County Park

    Scott County Park now offers:

    • Heated Olympic sized pool with lifeguards
    • Baby Pool
    • Two Water slides - speed slide, and a 720 going 2 full circles
    • Spray Pad
    Swimming Swimming at West Lake Park
    Swim at West Lake Park Beach
    Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Scott County Park
    • Enjoy five miles of mountain bike trails at Scott County Park
    • Singletrack trails
    • Light technical content, mostly in the way of log crossings
    Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Wapsi Environmental Center
    The Wapsi River Center has been named in the Iowa Wildlife Viewing Guide as one of 77 areas in Iowa for premium wildlife viewing. The natural resources available at the Wapsi Environmental Education Center will provide numerous options for education and enjoyment. Approximately 30 acres of bottomland forest are located along the Wapsipinicon River, and there are 120 acres of upland timber, a mixture of predominately oak and hickory trees.
    Winter Activities Winter Activities at Wapsi Environmental Center
    The Center boasts several miles of scenic trails and activities include: hiking, nature studying, bird watching, photography, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.
    Winter Activities Winter Activities at Scott County Park
    Winter activities include sledding, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ice fishing
    Winter Activities Winter Activities at West Lake Park
    Beautiful hiking in the winter at West Lake Park and ice fishing.