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Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Head out to the Wapsi River Center for a relaxing afternoon of learning, painting, and hot cocoa!  We will talk about birds that are commonly seen in backyards at this time of year and then enjoy complimentary hot cocoa while making a bird related painting with step-by-step instruction!  Please call to register 563-328-3286 space is limited.

Image of Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, January 21, 2019

Scott County offices will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Flyer with program information and photos of plants
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


Come learn about the many wild edibles in your own neck of the woods. We will focus on identifying plants, foraging basics, and preparing wild edibles. We will take a hike outdoors to identify and harvest some winter wild edibles available during this time. At the end of the program, you will get to sample some wild flavors! Registration is required, please call 563-328-3286 to pre-register.

Clip art of a two hunters in front of a paper target.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm


Hunter education is a mandatory program that is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. Hunter education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics.

Iowa law requires that anyone born after January 1, 1972 must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting

Two bicyclers at the park.

Bike and Equestrian Trails are CLOSED.

  • When open, please avoid any areas that may be wet.
  • At times, trails are closed due to weather conditions.

If you would like additional information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1.

News & Notices

Plan to be at West Lake Park, Lake of the Hills, Gate 1 at 10:30am. 2,000 rainbow trout will be released with 200 tagged giving you a chance to win a great prize*! There will also be raffle prizes where any person at the event has a chance of winning a prize. Several sponsors will be available...
Posted: October 1, 2018