About Us

Linn County Conservation owns and manages more than 8,000 acres of public resources throughout the county. Resources include:

  • 29 areas, including parks, trails, natural areas and preserves
  • Over 100 miles of trail
  • Over 300 campsites
  • An observatory southeast of Cedar Rapids near Mount Vernon
  • An award-winning nature center at Wickiup Hill
  • An arboretum at Morgan Creek Park
  • A watercraft rental facility at Pinicon Ridge Park
  • A modern shooting range at Matsell Bridge Natural Area

These public resources allow space for activities such as camping, hiking, biking, geocaching, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, fishing and hunting, and so much more!