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Louisa County Conservation is located in beautiful southeast Iowa at the confluence of the Cedar, Iowa and Mississippi Rivers. Louisa County Conservation manages 18 parks, natural areas, historic sites and water recreation accesses encompassing some 2,589 acres across the county.  We have two officially state designated water trails including the Odessa and Iowa River Water Trails. 

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For additional information about the programs, services and activities offered by Louisa County Conservation, please utilize the following contact information:

LOUISA COUNTY CONSERVATION
12635 County Rd G56, Suite 101
Wapello, Iowa 52653
PHONE: (319) 523-8381
EMAIL: Contact Louisa CCB
WEBSITE: Go to Louisa County Conservation

Activities in Louisa County

Hunt over 16,000 acres of public land (including DNR & FWS areas).  Paddle on two officially designated Water Trails, the Iowa River and Odessa; camp at three different campgrounds including one on the shore of the Odessa Complex; hike on trails; excellent fishing for crappie, walleye, panfish, bass and catfish; a diversity of public educational programs; boating on the Iowa, Cedar and Mississippi River or Odessa; visit any of the four historical and cultural museums in the county including the Toolesboro Mounds National Historic Landmark or the Swinging Bridge in Columbus Junction and much more.  Did you know Louisa County could have the oldest Concrete Highway built by convicts back in 1914?  Come check it all out.

Facilities in Louisa County

Three campgrounds with electric and water; picnic shelters at Virginia Grove and Chinkapin Bluffs; Langwood Education Center (available for group rental); the Langwood Ropes High & Low Challenge Course; five public boat accesses and more!

Parks in Louisa County

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1914 Built Convict Road - at River Forks Louisa 1001 Main Street
319-523-8381
FredoniaIA52738 Map Location
Baird Timber Louisa 2851 K Avenue
WapelloIA52653 Map Location
Cairo Woods Wildlife Area Louisa 9032 S Avenue
Columbus JunctionIA52378 Map Location
Cappy Russell Access Louisa 6444 County Road X-71
OakvilleIA52646 Map Location
Chinkapin Bluffs Recreation Area Louisa 14198 R Avenue
319-523-8381
Columbus JunctionIA52738 Map Location
Eden Park Louisa 17426 Co. Rd. X17
Columbus JunctionIA52738 Map Location
Flaming Prairie Louisa 14624 County Road X-61
MuscatineIA52761 Map Location
Hickory Hollow Louisa 12786 148th St
GrandviewIA52752 Map Location
Highway 61 Access Louisa 10726 Highway 61
WapelloIA52653 Map Location
Indian Slough Wildlife Area Louisa 12225 L Avenue
WapelloIA52653 Map Location
Langwood Education Center Louisa 14019 H Avenue
319-523-8381
WapelloIA52653 Map Location
Littleton Brothers Civil War Memorial Louisa 6951 Main Street
319-523-8381
WapelloIA52653 Map Location
Louisa County Complex (Conservation Office) Louisa 12635 County Road G56
319-523-8381
WapelloIA52653 Map Location
Odessa Water Trail - Burris Ditch Access Louisa 5808 Prairie St
319-523-8381
WapelloIA52653 Map Location
Other Louisa County Areas Louisa 12635 Co Rd G56
319-523-8381
WapelloIA52353 Map Location
River Forks Access Louisa 1001 Main Street
FreedoniaIA52738 Map Location
Snively Access & Campground Louisa 9426 County Road X61
319-523-8381
WapelloIA52653 Map Location
Toolesboro Mounds and Museum, NHL Louisa 6568 Toolesboro Road
319-523-8381
WapelloIA52653 Map Location
Virginia Grove Recreation Area Louisa 20406 55th St
319-523-8381
Morning SunIA52640 Map Location
Wetland Interpretive Trail Louisa 14019 H Avenue
319-523-8381
WapelloIA52653 Map Location
Wilson Prairie Louisa 10400 County Road G44X
319-523-8381
MuscatineIA52761 Map Location
Wykert's Landing Louisa 1714 20th Street
OakvilleIA52646 Map Location