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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.

Bike and Equestrian Trails are Closed

Due to weather conditions Scott County Park mountain bike & equestrian trails are closed. If you would like additional  information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1


The sun as seen through an eclipse filter.
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun.

Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen.

Outside the path of totality, observers in Scott County Iowa will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:00pm

The hydrologic cycle is the driving force in weather. Forecasters at the National Weather Service are constantly observing ongoing trends in this cycle to forecast your daily weather as well as river levels locally, and across the country. Knowing what the river levels are and how they are expected to change is important for people who recreate near and on the rivers. Jessica Brooks from the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities will present on the hydrologic cycle, how the NWS forecasts river levels, where to look for information on river levels and forecasts, as well as, provide information on flooding and drought. There will also be an...

Clip art of a two hunters in front of a paper target.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm


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

Summit Cabins overlooking Railroad Lake.

Reservations are now being accepted for the new luxury rental cabins at West Lake Park. Each cabin comfortably sleeps eight, with two bedrooms, a full bathroom, living room, fireplace, and kitchen area. The cabins feature finished interiors, covered porches and overlook Railroad Lake.

The cabins are located inside Gate 1 of West Lake Park, adjacent to the Summit Campground. Each of the cabins rent for $130 per night, or $780 for the week. Reservations can be made here or by calling the Campground Office directly at (...

Due to infestations of Emerald Ash Borer, Out-Of-County firewood without proper IDALS labeling is NOT permitted. For more information speak with our park staff or visit:

News & Notices

Reservations are now being accepted for the new luxury rental cabins at West Lake Park. Each cabin comfortably sleeps eight, with two bedrooms, a full bathroom, living room, fireplace, and kitchen area. The cabins feature finished interiors, covered porches and overlook Railroad Lake. The cabins...
Posted: August 10, 2017
Group Lesson Dates: Series # 3 Thursday 5:30 – 6:30: August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14 For more information and to sign up please call John Valliere PGA Head Golf Professional. (563) 328-3284
Posted: July 17, 2017
Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular kayaker, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniques, and taking a tour of Pride Lake. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must comply with...
Posted: July 14, 2017