Trails are open as cool temperatures have frozen the trail surface. Please be cautious as trails may be slippery in spots.

Welcome to Whiterock Conservancy

Visit Whiterock Conservancy

Whiterock Conservancy is a 5,500 acre non-profit land trust that balances sustainable agriculture, natural resource protection and public recreation on the landscape. Located near Coon Rapids, Iowa along seven miles of the Middle Raccoon River valley, we are open to the public every day for recreation and exploration.

Follow the links to learn more about us and meet our staff! If there is anything we can do for you please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to having you visit soon!

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Open House

Come see the historic Roswell and Elizabeth Garst Farm House, Whiterock Conservancy’s Bed and Breakfast, decorated for Christmas. Meet friends, learn about the house, its historic contents and enjoy refreshments.

Sunday, December 4 from 2- 5 […]

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Winterization of Campgrounds and Hunting Closure

As you plan your next visits, a few notes about the facilities.

Oct. 17 The solar showers at the River Campground and 805 cabin will be shut down for the winter.

Oct. 24 The shower houses at […]

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Slow Sunday Drive October 2

Spend an afternoon enjoying the beautiful Whiterock Conservancy landscape with your friends and family! Bring your utility vehicle or ATV for for a nearly 13 mile tour in the forest, pastures and prairies of Whiterock […]

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Two Volunteer Opportunities September 17-18

You have two great options to help Whiterock meet our mission this weekend. First, on Saturday we are looking for help in harvesting prairie seeds for use in later plantings. On Sunday we are looking […]

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It’s a Party – a Star Party! September 2

You are invited to join the Star Party at 7:30 on September 2! After a short astronomy talk, the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers welcome everyone to take a look through their various telescopes at all […]