Visitor center, Hiking Trails, Canoe/kayak access to the Wapsi River, Fishing, Picnicking, Rental Facilities, Rustic cabin, Shooting range, Campsites for Boy Scouts, Teams Course, Osprey Aquatic Lab, Outdoor Amphitheater
Eagle View Eco Center is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Park and Trails are open daily 6am-10pm year round
Special Closings and Special Events:
Check Scott County Conservation Board's quarterly newsletter, the WREN, for programs and events.
Natural Site Characteristics:
The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center is located along the Wapsipinicon River and consists of 225 acres of upland and bottomland forests, grasslands, and wetlands. The Wapsi Center, along with Sherman Park across the river, provide a 432-acre complex offering a wide variety of uses including 8 distinct plant communities. These communities are rich in plant and animal diversity. There are 161 bird species, 25 mammal species, 17 reptile and amphibian species, and over 300 plant species that have been identified. Ten plants and 9 animals on the Iowa threatened and endangered species list have been identified. During the winter, up to 28 eagles have been observed on a night roost within 200 feet of the Eagle View Eco Center. This roost provides a unique opportunity for interpretive programs.
Programming and Infrastructure Needs:
If interested in volunteering, please consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Wapsi Center.