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

Stay and Play for Free

Now is a great time to plan some time away. Book a room or cottage on a Monday-Thursday and you will receive free trail passes for use during your stay and a free river float for each person in your room. If the trails or river are closed during your stay, you will receive a […]