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Linn County Conservation Announces Closure of Modern Campgrounds for the Season

More campgrounds are winding down for the season. 

Linn County Conservation (Iowa) announced that modern campgrounds at Morgan Creek, Pinicon Ridge, and Wanatee Parks are closing for the season starting tomorrow, October 26. 

Morgan Creek Park, located west of Cedar Rapids city, offers various natural and recreational features. Morgan Creek Family Campground features modern sites with electricity and water. 

According to its website, Morgan Creek campsites are equipped with a fire pad and picnic table, with showers and restrooms nearby. 

Pinicon Ridge Park features primitive and modern campsites with electricity and water. There are also seven group campgrounds available by reservation at Pinicon Ridge Park. The group camps are designed for use by groups larger than six people and three camping units or more. Pinicon also has four camping cabins with heat and air conditioning. 

Wanatee Park, a 998-acre park, offers opportunities for picnicking, camping, nature studying, and more. The park, named after artist and Native American and women’s rights advocate Adeline Wanatee (1910-1996), offers 69 campsites with a modern, state-of-the-art restroom and shower facility. 

The Wanatee Park Campground is divided into two camping areas, namely A Loop and B Loop. A Loop is the only family campground in the Linn County Park system that allows advanced reservations. 

Meanwhile, Buffalo Creek Park campground and Mt. Hope campground have closed for the season, while Matsell Bridge Equestrian Campground is closing on November 15.

Matsell Bridge Natural Area primitive campgrounds, Wakpicada Natural Area, and the Wickiup Hill Pack-in Campsite are available for camping year-round.

Featured image from Linn County Conservation.

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February 22, 2024 9:23 pm

It’s time to start thinking about alternative outdoor activities with the campgrounds closing. Let’s stay vigilant on the park’s reopening and any improvements for next year.

Sandra Thomas
Sandra Thomas
May 12, 2024 6:48 pm

Looks like those campgrounds are closing shop for the season faster than a squirrel prepping for winter! If you’re itching for camping, remember Mother Nature’s door is always wide-open for spontaneous adventures!


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