Conservation


Covid-19 Updates:
The Conservation Education Center is open to the public. Masks are recommended and we ask that if you feel ill, please stay home. Please keep the tips/guidelines that Washington County Public Health and Washington County, IA Emergency Management have issued in mind if you do get out and about in any of our parks.

If you have an upcoming rental with us and are worried about the risk you could potentially be putting your guests in, please contact us by email, Facebook, or phone to reschedule or answer any questions you may have.
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Camping at Marr Park


The campground offers 41 sites all with 50 amp electrical hook-up and water spigots. The Dump Station is located at the front of the campground. All sites are first come, first serve. If you would like to know how many spots are available at this time, please call the Conservation Center at 319-657-2400.


New Displays

Nature Center Displays have been installed. Click the link to see the video McCullough Creative created. 


Upcoming Events With WCCB 


Toddler Time | Conservation Center | September 1st at 9:30am
Join our naturalist to learn all about camouflage and how animals use it to their advantage. Will be outside if the weather permits. 
Crafty Conservationists | Mary Marr Lodge | September 30th at 6:00pm
​Come for a night of Fall wreath making. This adult only event is limited to 15 participants. Registration begins August 20th. This event is free. 
Toddler Time | Conservation Center | October 6th at 9:30am
​Join our naturalist to learn all about Animal Adaptations. Will be outside if the weather permits. 
Movie at the Park | Shelter 3 | October 9th at 7:00pm
​Bring on the Halloween season and join us for the showing of Ghostbusters (1984). Bring your favorite snack and a chair or blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. 
Halloween Hike | Conservation Education Center \ October 16th at 6:00pm
WCCB Staff will be hosting their annual Halloween Hike on Saturday October 16th. This year will be the Tall Tale Trail where families will listen to Native American Tall Tales and participate in activities at each station. The hike will stay on the paved trail that loops around the Thomas Marr Mini Lake.