BLOODY RUN PARK

Description

Located just west of Marquette, this park is nestled between rolling limestone bluffs. The 138-acre Bloody Run County Park enjoys immense popularity with local wildlife enthusiasts thanks to its setting along Bloody Run Creek, an Iowa Outstanding Water and popular trout stream, adjacent to the 909-acre Bloody Run State Wildlife Area, and within an Audubon-designated Important Birding Area. 

 

With over 19 primitive campsites, campers have the opportunity to enjoy nature without the hum of air conditioners.  The campground is located along Bloody Run Trout Stream and is also home to Iowa’s largest woodpecker, the Pileated.   Primitive camping is available for $15.00 per night, on a first come first serve basis. You can now reserve your favorite campsite online for the 2023/2024 camping season by visiting this link -

ONLINE REGISTRATION

PROJECTS:

An Iowa Habitat Management Grant allowed the CCCB to bring in a Conservation Corps of Iowa (CCI) crew to perform timber stand improvements consisting of thinning, along with cut-stump herbicide treatments for non-desirable species, on approximately 6 acres of high-quality remnant oak savanna at Bloody Run County Park. The project will expand and combine three existing restorations into two units, separated by a large ravine, and initiate restoration on the last remaining degraded savanna along the property’s southwest edge. This in turn will create a more sizeable and diverse habitat structure to support greater populations of the wildlife species already colonizing the area, and provide suitable conditions to recruit species not yet documented on the site.  
 

WHAT'S AVAILABLE HERE?
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CAMPING

Rough camping only for $15.00/night. Book 

Online Reservations here

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HIKING

A trail available for anyone to hike.

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FISHING

Enjoy fishing the Bloody Run trout stream.

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PICNIC AREA

Picnic table and shelter available to anyone.

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RESTROOM

Pit toilet available.

The Welcome Center/Osborne Nature Center & Outdoor Native Wildlife Exhibit is open Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM