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


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.


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:  http://www.iowadnr.gov/forestry/shadetrees/eab.html


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:


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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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