(Pronounced: Wapicada - the "K" being silent) This 352 acre natural
area along the Wapsipinicon River was one of the first areas
acquired by the Linn County Conservation Board as a wildlife
management area. The area contains oxbow wetlands and several ponds
that remain from the sand quarrying that took place with the
four-lane construction of nearby IA Hwy. 13 in the 1970s. Other
features of the area include: primitive camping & restrooms,
boat ramp access to the river, hiking/equestrian trail, hunting.
This area is managed by staff as a unit of the Wapsipinicon
River District, headquartered at nearby Pinicon Ridge Park.