Upcoming events

Youth nature camps, hikes, paddling trips, road races - we got something for everyone. Find out what we have for you to do in Louisa County.

Canoeing & kayaking

With thousands of acres of wetlands and 72 miles of river, everyone from first-timers to experienced paddlers will find a trip worth taking.
odessa water trail | rivers and creeks


Experience some of Iowa’s best hunting on more than 13,000 acres of public areas.


Reel in your limit on our rivers, ponds, lakes and streams.


Sleep under the stars at our five county and city campgrounds. Or rough it at some more primitive choices.
snively | virginia grove | flaming prairie | cities | undeveloped areas

Hiking, biking and horseback riding

We have trails of all types to suit your favorite acitivity.
hike & bike | hoover nature trail | equestrian

Wildlife watching

From endangered salamanders crawling through the wetlands to bald eagles soaring overhead, wildlife abounds in Louisa County.
eagles | waterfowl | other birds

Exploring history

Visit a museum, view ancient burial mounds and explore other historic sites.
museums | historic sites | other attractions