Campgrounds to reopen following storm

Posted:8/20/2020 Linn

Linn County Conservation is announcing that campgrounds at Morgan Creek and Squaw Creek Parks will reopen at 7 a.m. Friday, August 21. These areas were heavily damaged from the derecho storm that swept through Linn County, August 10. As hazard tree and debris removal continues, day use areas of these parks will remain closed (except for those attending a scheduled event at a reservable lodge or shelter.


Other Linn County Conservation storm updates:


Phone Service

Phone service is out and network service is limited. Please be patient as we work through these issues. To reach Linn County Conservation, email


Wickiup Hill Learning Center

Linn County Conservation will soon address the outdoor areas at Wickiup Hill that received significant storm damage. Access to the trails and the Wickiup Wandering Woods nature playscape remains closed due to hazard trees and debris. The indoor facility remains closed.



Damage is widespread and sporadic along our trail system. Hazard tree and debris removal is continuing along the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Grant Wood Trail, and Hoover Trail this week. Be advised that several crews and heavy equipment will be entering and exiting trails. Several sections will remain temporarily closed. Parking for the Cedar Valley Nature Trail north of the metro area is available at County Home Road and the Center Point Depot lots.


Pinicon Ridge Park and Buffalo Creek Parks

These parks continue to operate as normal. For a complete list of Linn County Conservation parks, natural areas, and trails, visit parks at


For additional storm response information and resources in Linn County, visit