Scott County Conservation Department
Scott County Park
Hundreds of acres of fun.
West Lake Park
Enjoy the lake.
Wapsi River Environmental Education Center
Learning on the Wapsi River
Camp and enjoy the Mississippi River
Glynns Creek Golf Course
Scott County's premiere golf course.
Walnut Grove Pioneer Village
Step back in time.
Buffalo Bill Cody childhood home.
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
Buffalo Shores Campground Closed - Public Boat Ramp Available
The public access boat ramp at Buffalo Shores beach is available for use, but due to the flood the campground needs to remain closed for cleanup purposes. Your health and safety are important to us so we appreciate your patience during this closure. The campgrounds at Scott County Park and West Lake Park are OPEN and available for camping as they have been unaffected by these conditions.
Firewood 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: http://www.iowadnr.gov/forestry/shadetrees/eab.html
Luxury 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.
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.
Camping and RV Parks
Find great camping and trailer spots at any of the following Conservation park sites:
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:
Davenport, Iowa 52804
Phone: (563) 328-3280
Fax: (563) 381-2805
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.
- 10:00 AM: Kayaking West Lake Park - SmartStart
- 1:00 PM: Kayaking West Lake Park - Quickstart Your Kayak
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