Conservation


Camping at Marr Park


As of January 1, 2022 the campground rate will increase to $20/night.
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. Please refer to our campground rules and regulations.


​Rental Facilities

2023 rental dates open October 1 2022. Email wscountyconservation@gmail.com
or call the Center at 319-657-2400 to reserve a facility. 

Marr Park offers 1 indoor rental, 2 enclosed shelters, and 3 open shelters for daily rent.
The Steinbeck Conference Hall is $200 to rent with a required $200 refundable deposit. This room located inside the Conservation Education Center has heating and air, a kitchen with oven, refrigerator, and sink, table and chairs to fit 128 people, and restrooms down the hall. 
Shelter 1 located at the front of the park is our first enclosed shelter. This rental facility is $40 to rent with a required $40 refundable deposit. Amenities include a wood burning stove, 8 picnic tables, a covered awning, and year-round restrooms located just to the east of the building.
The Mary Ma​rr Lodge is our larger enclosed shelter situated between the pond and Thomas Marr Mini Lake. This rental is $60 to rent with a required $60 refundable deposit. Amenities in this shelter include a wood burning stove, 10 picnic tables, a covered awning, and restrooms located outside the main doors. If you would also like to reserve the Gazebo that overlooks the pond, it is an additional $20 to the rental and deposit fee. 
Shelter 2, 3, & 4 are open shelters that are free to rent. You can call the Conservation Center to reserve a shelter otherwise they are first come, first serve. Each shelter has outlets, lighting, and 6 picnic tables. Shelter 2 is located at the front of the park near Shelter 1 and the playground. Shelter 2 is located near the old soccer fields. Shelter 4 is located just north of the Campground with a playground and restrooms nearby. 
**Deposit is returned as long as all rental items and trash are removed from rental and nothing is broken**


New Displays

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


Upcoming Events With WCCB 

 
Toddler Time | October 5 | Conservation Education Center
Learn all about creepy crawlies, like spiders and beetles and the bugs we all find a little “eww”. We will explore the outdoors in search of these scary bugs, and finish with a fun craft! Program begins at 9:30am.
Halloween Hike | October 22 | Conservation Education Center
Join us for our annual Halloween Hike! This year, kids will enter the trail near the Mary Marr Lodge, where they will hear tales about tails of the night. What might you hear howling in the night? Or hoo might you see perched in the trees? You might even spot a bat, flapping its tiny bat wings through the dark sky, as it hunts for its next prey. Along the way, there will be games and goodies. Winter Wilderness Camp | December 28-29 | Conservation Education Center
Do you have a child in your life who loves the outdoors? Join us for Winter Wilderness Camp on December 28th and December 29th. Similar to our summer camps, kids will be introduced to the wilderness in Winter. Kids will have the chance to do several outdoor activities such as sledding and snowshoeing. The camp is open to 4th-7th graders, and will be weather pending. Camp will begin at 9:00 am and end at 12:00 pm on both days. If we do not have snow, we will cancel. Registration opens Friday, October 7th. Forms will be available online or at the nature center. There is a $20 registration fee required. Questions? Give us a call at 319-567-2400.