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Wapsi Environmental Center

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.
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.
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
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.