Whiterock Conservancy is an Iowa non-profit, 501(c)(3), land trust dedicated to conserving and protecting Iowa's natural resources and engaging the public with the environment through outdoor recreation and education.
Whiterock Conservancy Updates
Whiterock Conservancy's Bio-Blitz, July 12-13, 2013
Come and explore our seven-square-miles of oak savannah, prairies, and river bottoms with expert naturalists and scientists as you learn about the varied ecosystems at Whiterock Conservancy. Together you will seek to identify and learn all about the many edible plants, varieties of insects, birds, animals, geologic formations, and more that can be found within a 24-hour period (Friday noon-Saturday noon). This is a family adventure opportunity and is a fun way to broaden your knowledge about nature's wonder.
THANK YOU to our Volunteers
Whiterock Conservancy held its annual volunteer and community recognition and thank you dinner on Friday, March 22. Over 50 people joined us at the Bur Oak Visitor Center for a meal and short program. We are grateful for the staff, volunteers, and community businesses and organizations who help Whiterock Conservancy continue its land grant mission. Read more..
Your Iowa Vacation Starts Here
With Spring officially here now is a great time to schedule a weekend, a whole week, or simply an afternoon trip to Whiterock Conservancy. We offer a variety of lodging options. Spend a night in the comfortable bed and breakfast in the historic Garst Farmhouse, the home of Roswell and Elizabeth Garst. Or choose to rent one of our country cabins with comfortable beds and full kitchens. We also have campground options, ranging from remote, primitive areas to RV and camper-accessible.
Visit the Guest Services tab along the top of this page to see the wide variety of acitvities you can do here at Whiterock. Or call us at 712-684-2964 x112 to learn more. Let us help you schedule an Iowa outdoor adventure! Formal tours are also available.
Driving Directions to Whiterock Conservancy Headquarters
Arriving from Des Moines: Whiterock is about 70 miles from Des Moines; trip takes about 1 1/4 hours. From I-35/I-80 on the NW corner of Des Moines, exit onto Hwy 141 towards Perry. Drive through Perry, Bagley, and Bayard on Hwy 141. Whiterock Conservancy is 6 miles west of Bayard on Hwy 141.
Arriving from Omaha: Whiterock is about 100 miles from Omaha; trip takes about 2 hours. Take I-80 east to Hwy 71 Atlantic/Audubon exit. Go north on Hwy 71, through Audubon, to Hwy 141. Turn east (right) and drive through Dedham and Coon Rapids. Whiterock is located 1/2 mile east of the convenience store in Coon Rapids on the south side of Hwy 141.
Arriving from Ames: Whiterock is about 65 miles from Ames; trip takes about 1 1/4 hours. From I-35 in Ames, go west on Hwy 30. Turn south (left) onto Hwy 25 at Scranton. Turn west (right) on Hwy 141 at Bayard. Whiterock is 6 miles west of Bayard, on Hwy 141.
1390 Highway 141, Coon Rapids, IA 50058 | 712-684-2697
Whiterock Conservancy, a private, 501(c)(3) land trust, providing sustainable agriculture,
conservation, outdoor activities and recreation and environmental education.