Upcoming Events

Beginning 3/1/2022: We will be accepting online event registrations through MyCountyParks.com.

The first time you use MyCountyParks.com you will need to create a FREE account. It will ask you for your basic information. Once completed, you will be ready to reserve campsites and register yourself (or your children) for programs in any county! We will use MyCountyParks.com for both free programs and programs with a fee.
Please feel free to call the office at 319-523-8381 or email us with any questions!


Up-to-date information will be maintained on the event pages here, on MyCountyParks.com and on the Louisa County Conservation Facebook page. There is a drop box in the front of our office that can be used to register and/or pay for events when requested.  Simply print off registration forms (if needed) and drop off with payment.  We check the box daily.

 

Digital Planetarium – Columbus Junction Public Library

Remember StarLab from past years? This year we are thrilled to bring StarLab’s fancier cousin, the Digital Planetarium to Louisa County!

Free
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Hunter Education

Hunter Education consists of classroom lessons and field experiences. Students must be 11 years or older to take the class. The Saturday class will have outdoor components, please prepare appropriately Thursday, March 14; 6 pm - 9 pm; Langwood Education Center Saturday, March 16; 8 am - 4 pm; Langwood Education Center Registration required through […]

Free
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Langwood Education Center, 14019 H Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Spring Break Picnic in the Park

Celebrate Spring Break by spending some time outside! Join the Naturalists and the box turtles for lunch at the park. There will be furs and skulls to touch and feel plus other hands-on activities. Bring your own lunch and drink. Snacks will be provided! Be sure to dress for the weather...Spring in Iowa can mean […]

Free
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Chinkapin Bluffs Recreation Area, 14198 R Ave
Columbus Junction, IA 52738 United States
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Cairo Woods Hike-a-Park

Explore Cairo Woods on our March Hike-A-Park. Meet at the Main Parking lot off of S Ave. Plan on bringing a filled water bottle and dressing for the weather.

Free
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Cairo Woods Wildlife Area, 9032 S Ave
Columbus Junction, IA 52738 United States
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Spring Break Picnic in the Park

Celebrate Spring Break by spending some time outside! Join the Naturalists and the box turtles for lunch at the park. There will be furs and skulls to touch and feel plus other hands-on activities. Bring your own lunch and drink. Snacks will be provided! Be sure to dress for the weather...Spring in Iowa can mean […]

Free
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Virginia Grove Recreation Area, 20406 55th St
Morning Sun, Iowa
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Langwood Comes Alive

Spring is all around! Let’s get outside and enjoy it! Hike, scoop in the pond, and/or watch the birds. Many activity stations will be setup for this free, fun, family event. Come and go as you please!

Free
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Langwood Education Center, 14019 H Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Mother’s Day on the Marsh

  Join us at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge for Mother's Day on the Marsh! Prepare to see birds and other mothers as we leisurely paddle, viewing wildlife and listening to the sounds of nature.

$2 – $10
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Odessa Water Trail – Inlet Tubes,

Indian Slough Wildlife Area Hike-a-Park

Put on your hiking shoes and join us at one of our favorite hiking spots. Winding trails through the prairie await. Plan on hiking 3 miles on mowed grass trails with some steep areas. Plan on bringing a filled water bottle and dressing for the weather.

Free
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Indian Slough, 12225 L Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Langwood Adventure Day

Join Louisa County Conservation for a morning of outdoor recreation! This free event is fun for the whole family. Try fishing, paddling, pond scooping, BB gun range, archery, atlatl, environmental education animals, and more! -Pre-packaged snacks will be available to keep you energized throughout your adventures (no lunch this year). **We are asking everyone to Bring […]

Free
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Langwood Education Center, 14019 H Avenue
Wapello, IA 52653 United States
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Program Cancellations

If we have to cancel programs at the last minute, a message will be placed on voice mail and on Facebook. You can call the Louisa County Conservation office at (319)-523-8381 anytime to check the message.

Special Needs

Louisa County Conservation Board programs are open to people of all abilities. If you have special needs, contact us in advance so we can make any necessary arrangements.

Louisa County’s programs and facilities are consistent with pertinent federal and state laws on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age and abilities. Not all facilities and programs are fully accessible. However, if you contact us in advance, we will do our best to accommodate you.

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