Situated along the Skunk River, Water Works Park is a quaint 16 acre multi-use area...read more below!


  Water Works Park

Situated along the Skunk River, Water Works Park is a quaint 16 acre multi-use area. 20 newly installed semi-modern camp sites, along with 10 primitive sites make this park a camper's paradise. CAMPING CLOSED MID-OCTOBER THROUGH MID-APRIL. A rest room, picnic shelter, water and cooking grills are just some of the amenities found here.

The picnic shelter may be reserved. Please contact the Conservation Department's Office at (319) 986-5067.
Water Works Camping Fun for the kids at Water Works Park!


On March 15, 2003, the Ross Observation Tower was opened to the public. The tower was dedicated in the memory of Terry Ross and Michael Klopfenstein.

The all-steel tower rises up about 30 feet from the ground with the observation floor 22 feet up. Visitors get a bird's-eye view of the 87 acre wetland. Viewing binoculars and seating are also found on the observation deck.

Ross Observation Tower

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