Did you know Whiterock Conservancy has Gift Certificates?

This holiday season, or anytime, give the gift of romance, adventure, family time or relaxation with a thoughtful gift certificate customized for your needs. You can purchase certificates for a stay in one of our fun and unique accommodations, a canoe float, Gator rental, history or ag talk and so much more. Call guest services […]

By |December 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rotational Systems and summer harvest

As harvest starts for many of Iowa’s fields, we have already completed one. Summer heat helps bring in the rye harvest. Tucked away in the heart of Whiterock Conservancy we grow Wheeler rye for our own cover crop program. Producing our own rye cuts down on our cover crop costs and adds another crop into […]

By |October 1st, 2015|Agriculture|0 Comments

Prairie Week in Iowa!

Iowa Prairie Heritage Week gives Iowans a chance to celebrate the roots of our state from September 13-19. Once dominated by prairie and savanna, Iowa has very few remnant prairies and nearly no savanna left. The few remnants and reconstructed prairie scattered around the state gives us a chance to see this beautiful ecosystem. On […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Conservation|0 Comments

A Slow Sunday Drive at Whiterock

Bring your John Deere Gator (or other similar utility vehicle) and enjoy a slow Sunday drive encircling all of Whiterock’s nearly 20 miles of double track backcountry trail. This first Slow Sunday Drive at Whiterock will be on September 27, from 2-5 pm. Whiterock is usually closed to private motorized vehicles, but for this event […]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Events|1 Comment

House Concert at the Barn

Enjoy a relaxing evening at the River House Dance Barn with the soulful and intoxicating sounds of Danika and Jeb. Danika and Jeb will perform their mix of acoustic pop and blues on Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 pm at the River House Barn.

The event is part of the Raccoon River House Concerts and you […]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Calling Trail Volunteers

Help maintain and improve Whiterock’s trails with a work day on Saturday, September 26 from 9 am to 1 pm. Volunteers will be helping to repair and improve the most challenging slopes of the Big Dipper and Long Creek Trails. No trail maintenance experience is necessary. Volunteers will meet at 9:00 on Saturday morning at […]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

See the New Trails in this Video

See the new trail up close. Whiterock Conservancy has 13 miles of new backcountry single track trails – and you get a sneak peek. Visit the things to do page to learn more.

By |August 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Annual Star Party Public Viewing Night

Friday, August 14 come out to see the wonders of the universe through the telescopes of more than a dozen volunteer astronomers. Each year astronomers from across the Midwest, drawn by the darkest skies in Iowa, gather at Whiterock at the end of August for a four day star party hosted by the Ames Area […]

By |July 6th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

BioBlitz 2015

Join us on Saturday, July 25, for the BioBlitz your chance to work with natural science experts to explore this landscape and identify the diversity of species found in it. Whiterock Conservancy supports a diverse array of plants and animals native to Iowa the Middle Raccoon River and serves as the “last outpost” of significant […]

By |July 4th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

New Trails Grand Opening!

Pick a Trail and Go!

Join in the celebration of over 30 miles of new and improved mountain bike, equestrian and hiking trails.

Friday, August 7 noon to Sunday, August 9 at 5 pm

Explore the trails by participating in a trail scavenger hunt on foot, by bike or by horseback. Bring a group to experience the […]

By |July 4th, 2015|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments