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Featured Events
»   Snowshoe Building Course
December 13 - December 20, 2022   5:30 - 8:30 PM
»   Solstice Ramble at Wickiup Hill
December 21 - December 21, 2022   5:30 - 7:00 PM
»   Almost New Moon Owl Hike
January 18 - January 18, 2023   6:00 - 7:30 PM
»   Take a Walk on the WILD side Series: Matsell Bridge Natural Area, Red Oak Trail
January 25 - January 25, 2023   4:30 - 6:00 PM
»   Owl Hike and Call Building
February 1 - February 1, 2023   5:30 - 7:30 PM
»   Just a Walk in a Park Series: Night Hike – Wanatee
February 15 - February 15, 2023   6:00 - 7:30 PM
»   Fishing Rod Building Course
February 21 - February 25, 2023   6:00 - 5:30 PM
»   Hunter Education Class Series
March 7 - March 9, 2023   6:30 - 10:00 PM
»  more events

Linn County Conservation information is available at  our official website:

                             LinnCountyIowa.gov/Conservation

Activities in Linn County

Visitors to Linn County parks enjoy many aspects of outdoor recreation!  From primitive camping to modern cabins; trails for people and pets (including horses); a modern shooting range, water activities ranging from canoe floats to fishing access, to a multi-cache Geocache program.  Indoor and outdoor educational programs take place at the nature center, known as the Wickiup Hill Learning Center.

Facilities in Linn County

Lodges, shelters, and camping cabins are available to rent by visiting the facilities tab. Our family camping sites in our park campgrounds are "first-come, first-serve," but Wanatee Park does offer 24 reservable sites in A-Loop.  

 

Contact Linn County Conservation

Telephone:      319-892-6450
Email:              conservation@linncountyiowa.gov

Office Hours:        Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed during observed holidays. 

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Mailing Address of Headquarters:

Linn County Conservation
10260 Morris Hills Road
Toddville, IA 52341

Make all checks payable to Linn County Treasurer

Parks in Linn County

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Abbe Creek School Museum Linn 877 W Mount Vernon Road
319-892-6485
Mount VernonIA52314 Map Location
Blue Creek Natural Area Linn 4823 Blue Creek Road
319-892-6450
Center Point IA52213 Map Location
Buffalo Creek Natural Area Linn 1825 Coggon Rd
319-892-6450
CoggonIA52218 Map Location
Buffalo Creek Park Linn 5034 Buffalo Creek Park Rd
319-892-6450
CoggonIA52218 Map Location
Cedar Valley Nature Trail Linn 701 Kainz Dr
319-892-6450
HiawathaIA52233 Map Location
Chain Lakes Natural Area Linn 4247 Chain Bridge Road
319-892-6450
PaloIA52324 Map Location
Eastern Iowa Observatory & Learning Center Linn 1365 Ivanhoe Road
319-892-6450
ElyIA52227 Map Location
Goose Pond Natural Area Linn 3875 Lewis Bottoms Road
319-892-6450
ShellsburgIA52332 Map Location
Grant Wood Trail Linn 6303 Partners Ave
319-892-6450
MarionIA52302 Map Location
Harold & Ruth Rehrauer Natural Area Linn 1299 Red Bridge Road
319-892-6450
Central CityIA52214 Map Location
Hitaga Sand Ridge Prairie Preserve Linn 2727 Wapsi Ridge Drive
319-892-6450
WalkerIA52352 Map Location
Hoover Nature Trail Linn 1635 Hillcrest St
319-892-6450
ElyIA52227 Map Location
J. Harold Ennis Preserve Linn 550 Cedar River Rd
319-892-6450
Mt. VernonIA52314 Map Location
Jay G. Sigmund Memorial Site Linn 4207 Boy Scout Road
319-892-6450
WaubeekIA52214 Map Location
Matsell Bridge Natural Area Linn 3742 Matsell Park Rd
319-892-6450
Central CityIA52214 Map Location
Millard Preserve Linn 5053 Millard Lane
319-892-6450
Central CityIA52214 Map Location
Morgan Creek Park Linn 7212 E Ave NW
319-892-6450
Cedar RapidsIA52405 Map Location
North Cedar Natural Area Linn 3410 Cedar Heights Trail
319-892-6450
Center PointIA52213 Map Location
Otter Creek Natural Area Linn 7500 Elf Lane
PaloIA52324 Map Location
Palisades-Dows Preserve Linn 1365 Ivanhoe Road
319-892-6450
ElyIA52227 Map Location
Palo Marsh Natural Area Linn 2935 Palo Marsh Road
319-892-6450
PaloIA52324 Map Location
Paris Bridge Natural Area Linn 5301 Sutton Road
319-892-6450
CoggonIA52218 Map Location
Pinicon Ridge Park Linn 4732 Horseshoe Falls Road
319-892-6450
Central CityIA52214 Map Location
Rock Island Botanical Preserve Linn 4501 Preserve Ln
319-892-6450
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South Cedar Natural Area Linn 248 Cedar Park Rd
319-892-6450
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