Conservation

COVID-19 Announcements 

The Wickiup Hill Learning Center is now open to the public on a limited basis from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Additional guidelines/restrictions are in place, including mask requirements. 

Wickiup Hill Learning Center guidelines/restrictions (PDF) 

Lodge rentals/reservations: Space limitations and restrictions may apply.

Programs and Events

Register for conservation education programs and events.

Sign up for our  eNEWS  group for the latest Linn County Conservation news, including our latest programs at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center

Conservation Seasonal Updates 

Access to Linn County Conservation parks, trails, natural areas, and facilities change with the seasons. Learn more by visiting the links below:

  • Camping
    • Information about our campgrounds, including availability throughout the season.
  • Matsell Bridge Shooting Range 
    • Details about the shooting range including rules and link to purchasing a permit. 

Derecho Update

Morgan Creek Park, Wanatee Park, and Wickiup Hill Learning Center outdoor areas have mostly reopened following the august derecho. However, some select trails and park sections may be closed for safety reasons and/or for ongoing debris removal. In particular, many trails at Wanatee Park are open only for foot traffic (closed for horses where normally allowed). Please observe signage and gate closures where applicable. Several natural areas and trails may also have areas of debris, but are available for public use.

Salvage Harvest

Linn County Conservation is continuing efforts to remove the devastation from areas impacted from this storm, while taking steps to replenish the woodlands. 

Conservation Board Mission: To preserve and protect natural and cultural resources and to improve community through access to parks, trails, open spaces and recreational and educational opportunities that are managed sustainably for the present and future.

Over 8,000 acres are managed by Linn County Conservation in the form of parks, trails, natural areas, and preserves for all to enjoy! Over 28 areas, 100+ miles of trail, over 300+ campsites, a nature center (Wickiup Hill Learning Center), and so much more! 

  1. Let's go Camping!

    Campgrounds to open for the 2021 season on April 9 Read on...
  2. April is National County Government Month

    Learn more about the many ways county government makes a difference. Read on...
  3. Wanatee Creek Name Change Now Official

    U.S. Board on Geographic Names has approved Linn County’s request to change the name of Squaw Creek in Linn County to Wanatee Creek. Read on...
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