Linn County Conservation owns and manages more than 8,000 acres of public resources throughout the county. Resources include: 29 areas, including parks, trails, natural areas and preserves Over 100 miles of trail Over 300 campsites An observatory southeast of Cedar Rapids near Mount Vernon An award-winning nature center at Wickiup Hill An arboretum at Morgan Creek Park A watercraft rental facility at Pinicon Ridge Park A modern shooting range at Matsell Bridge Natural Area These public resources allow space for activities such as camping, hiking, biking, geocaching, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, fishing and hunting, and so much more!