Wapsi River Environmental Education Center Trails

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Safety: Potential Flooding/Water Hazards –

This trail is located close to or on open water, wetlands, or floodplain. Please use caution and be alert for water near or on the trail. Be alert for flooding and swiftly moving water. Check with your local trail manager for more information on closures during periods of high water.

Trailhead Information

Head west on I-80 out of the Quad Cities, take exit 284, and turn right onto North Plainview Road/60th Ave headed north. Turn left onto Big Rock Road in Dixon and then right onto 52nd Avenue; the River Center is at 31555 52nd Avenue.


The Wapsi River Center offers and provides outdoor and wildlife-oriented recreation. The Center boasts several miles of scenic trails and activities include: hiking, nature studying, bird watching, photography, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing/kayaking, and picnicking. Fires are restricted to fire pits and grills that are provided, pets must be leashed when outdoors, and bicycles are limited to roadway use.

Other Information

The Center is closed to public hunting, trapping, mushrooming, and camping with the exception of special/programming events held by the Center. Bicycles are limited to road way use, pets must be leashed when outdoors, and fires are restricted to fire pits and grills that are provided. The Center also provides a shooting range in support of hunter education courses and a teams course under the direct supervision of staff.

Elevation Profile

The elevation profile above approximates terrain along the specified section of trail and is provided for general information. Use your best judgment to choose trails with elevation changes to match your comfort level. See QC Trails Terms of Use for more information.

Trail Manager

Visit the Scott County Conservation Board online for more information about the park.

Scott County Conservation Board

Scott County Conservation Board
Administrative Office
14910-110th Avenue
Davenport, IA 52804
Phone: (563) 328-3280


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