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Linn Grove
Buena Vista County, Iowa


the Catfish Capital of Iowa

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Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Linn Grove is approximately 194 (1990), 154 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 95 (1990), 81 (2010).
The amount of land area in Linn Grove is 1.512 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.036 sq kilometers.
The distance from Linn Grove to Washington DC is 1037 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 125 miles. (as the crow flies)
Linn Grove is positioned 42.89 degrees north of the equator and 95.24 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city tree is the Linden Tree.


The only dam on the Little Sioux River is located at Linn Grove, Iowa.

Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Located 6 miles west of Linn Grove on C-13 (440th Street)
Approximately 308 acres
Two enclosed heated shelter houses-electrical outlets and refrigerator. Use by reservation only. Suggested donation of $ 15 for use of shelter
Call 712-295-7985 for reservations.
Pit toilets, Playground equipment, Two one-goal basketball courts, Lighted horseshoe court, Well-shaded modern campground (open mid-April to mid-October, weather permitting), Flush toilets, Hot shower, 19 electrical hookups, Firings, Sewage dump, $ 5.00 per night
Primitive camping allowed in areas around small metal picnic shelters, firings and grills (does not include campgrounds) $ 3.00 per night. Nature trails for hiking, 12 acres seeded to native prairie grasses and wildflowers, Arboretum
Winter activities:
Cross Country skiing, Snowmobiling allowed if conditions are suitable in areas designated by Conservation Board Director

Linn Grove Dam Area
Located in Linn Grove. Dam located on Little Sioux River.
Approximately 12 acres
Primitive camping allowed. $ 4.00 per night
Metal picnic shelters, firings, water, pit toilets
Two boat ramps-downstream (county owned) and upstream (state owned) of the dam. Ramps included in Inkpaduta Canoe Trail
Fishing, canoeing, camping, picnicking, Playground equipment

Old O'Brien Glacial Trail
Linn Grove is along the route of a newly designated Iowa Scenic Byway (07/11/00). This scenic byway is a 36-mile loop that traverses the corners of four counties. The route begins in Clay County at the intersection of Iowa 10 and County Road M-36. It then proceeds south through Linn Grove to County Road C-16 in Buena Vista County; west to County Road M-12 in Cherokee County; and north to Iowa 10 in O’Brien County. From there, it proceeds east through Peterson to its point of origin.

The Little Sioux River & the Inkpaduta Canoe Trail
from Spencer to Smithland, the Inkpaduta Canoe Trail follows the meandering Little Sioux River through six northwest Iowa counties, including Cherokee. This river is the largest interior stream of the Missouri River watershed in Iowa, draining more than 3,100 square miles. The Little Sioux offers the canoeist excellent fishing and scenic opportunities. It is a typical prairie stream, sharply meandering with a sand, mud and gravel bottom, and high mud banks throughout most of its course. The river current is quite slow, as the rate of fall averages only two feet per mile. The stream rarely exceeds 100 feet in width. Whether you are interested in a 2-3 day canoe-camping trip, or simply a 3-4 hour leisurely float, the Inkpaduta Canoe Trail offers numerous recreational opportunities, combined with a variety of local history.
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Linn Grove Libraries

Linn Grove Public Library
122 Weaver St.
PO Box 55
Linn Grove, Iowa 51033
Phone: 712-296-3919
Hours: Tues & Thurs: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Sat.: 9:00 a..m. - Noon
librarian: Lois Schomaker (2001)
Public Internet access
Fax and copier available for public use
Computer access
Participation in Accelerated Reader program
Expanded Christian Fiction section
Participate in Open Access and Access Plus
Provide expanded summer reading program
Large selection of children's videos

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