Wapsi Environmental Center

Wapsi River Environmental Education Center
Wapsi River Environmental Education Center
Wildflowers at the Wapsi River Center
Owl at the Wapsi River Center
Turtle at the Wapsi River Center

Ampitheater at the Wapsi River Center
Msgr Menke Observatory at the Wapsi River Center
Owl
Red-Tail Lodge at the Wapsi River Center


The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center is located along the Wapsipinicon River and consists of 225 acres of upland and bottomland forests, grasslands, and wetlands. The Wapsi Center, along with Sherman Park across the river, provide a 432-acre complex offering a wide variety of uses.



Location

31555 52nd Ave, Dixon IA 52745 

Located 1 mile west of Dixon off of county road Y-42E




Features

  • Environmental education programs presented by our on-site naturalists
  • The Eagle View Eco Center, an interpretive Nature Center overlooking an eagle roosting site on the Wapsi River, containing many educational displays and exhibits
  • Rental facilities, which include: the 52 bed Owl's Nest Dormitory, Redtail Lodge, Eagle View Eco Center Assembly Room, Kestral Cabin and Outdoor Ampitheater
  • Offers a full schedule of public programs that are advertised through local media and The WREN, the Center's quarterly environmental newsletter
  • Unique educational facilities such as Menke astonomical observatory, Osprey aquatic's lab, water access for boating instruction, and a popular team's course
  • Trail system ideal for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
  • No camping, hunting, or the collecting of nuts, fruits, or mushrooms is allowed


Operating Hours & Seasons

Eagle View Eco center Hours:

Saturdays 12:30pm-4:30pm, Year Round