Scott County Conservation Department

Conservation Features

Bike & Equestrian Trails Are Open!

Scott County Park Mountain bike & Equestrian trails are open.  There are still a few wet areas closed off so please avoid them.  If you would like additional information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1

Emerald Ash BorerFirewood Ban Update

Due to the recent identified infestations of Emerald Ash Borer found in Des Moines and Jefferson counties, the Scott County Conservation Board passed a resolution at its August 14, 2013 Board meeting prohibiting individuals from bringing firewood onto any Conservation Board property from any location outside of Scott County unless it meets the State of Iowa and USDA firewood labeling requirements.  For more information speak with our park staff or visit:

Plant Some Shade Tree Program - Pick-Up Day - April 24th 4-6pm

Update on the Plant Some Shade Program:  All trees have been pre-sold, we appreciate everyone's support of this program.  For those who have ordered trees, please remember pick-up day is this Thursday, April 24th.  Any trees not picked up by 6:00pm will be considered a donation to the Scott County Conservation Board.  Trees are nonrefundable.

Announcing - April Green Fee Special

Back by popular demand, Glynns Creek Golf Course is offering their April green fee special:

  • Monday through Friday play 18 holes for the price of 9 holes
  • Saturday & Sunday play 18 holes for the Weekday rate

Come out and take advantage of this terrific April only special!  Give us a call at (563) 328-3284 if you would like additional information.

Open Enrollment for Young Pioneers Summer Day Camp

Children ages 6-12 yrs old have an opportunity to sign up for a fun week of learning and having adventures at our Young Pioneers day camps that start in June.  Choose between Laura Ingalls Wilder Week, Ecology Week, Frontier Week, Nature Week, Lakes & Streams Week, Wild West Week, Mark Twain Week, or Native American Week.  Sign-up your child/children for one or all of these camps and have them come explore and discover new things with us at Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village!

Swim Lessons Available at Scott County Park Pool

American Red Cross swimming lessons along with private lessons, lifeguard class, and a WSI Instructor class are available at the pool.  Registration begins April 20th at the Scott County Park Entry Station.  For additional information click the below link or call (563) 328-3282 ext 1.


The Great 2014 Garlic Mustard Challenge

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9am - 11:30am

Garlic Mustard is an invasive, noxious plant that threatens our native woodlands, natural areas & wildlife habitat.  Help us control it in our community by participating in the Challenge!

Pine Grove CabinsLuxury Rental Cabins

Scott County Park adds two luxury rental cabins to the park. Each cabin will comfortably sleep six, with two bedrooms, a full bathroom, living room, fireplace, and kitchen area. The cabins feature finished interiors, decks, grading and landscaping.

Picture of the Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer VillageOnline Virtual Tours

The Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village is open for the season. Check out our online virtual tour. For group tours contact the Pioneer Village Site Coordinator at (563) 328-3283.

CampingCamping and RV Parks

Find great camping and trailer spots at any of the following Conservation park sites:

Photo of Buffalo Bill Cody. Virtually Visit the Cody Homestead

The Cody Homestead is Buffalo Bill Cody's boyhood home located in rural Scott County. Buffalo Bill Cody was born in Scott County February 26, 1846:



Administrative Office
14910-110th Avenue
Davenport, Iowa 52804
Phone: (563) 328-3280
Fax: (563) 381-2805

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West Lake Park: 563-328-3281
Scott County Park: 563-328-3282
Pioneer Village: 563-328-3283
Glynns Creek Golf Course: 563-328-3284
Wapsi Education Center: 563-328-3286
Cody Homestead: 563-225-2981


OUR MISSION: To improve the quality of life and promote and preserve the health, welfare, and enjoyment for the citizens of Scott County and the general public by acquiring, developing, operating, and preserving the historical, educational, environmental, recreational and natural resources of the County.
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Sorry, camping reservations are not accepted. Campgrounds are open year round.

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