River Bend Nature Center

80 acres of natural habitats, woodlands, ponds, grassy fields and through it all the Root River flows. Favorite place for hikers, bird watchers, boaters, x-country skiers and students of nature. A nature center overlooks the river & woods offering educational programs & seasonal events. Two buildings available for meetings and events.

Hours of Operation

Park is open sunrise to sunset. Two buildings open 8am to 4pm daily.

Free Admission

  • Yes

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Open
  • Wooded

Canoeing, Kayaking and SUP Services Available

  • Rentals

Trail Length (miles)

  • 2


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