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Hartman Reserve Nature Center

657 Reserve Drive
319- 277-2187

Hartman Reserve Nature Center is a 300 acre wooded isle located in the heart of metropolitan Black Hawk County. Hartman lies in the center of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. It offers many activities and experiences to all its visitors. Hartman Reserve Nature Center is an entity of the Black Hawk County Conservation Board.


Josh Beyer

Sunday, July 15, 2018
This is a great place to introduce kids to nature. Lots of places to go hiking and exploring. The center has many activities and tools for learning. The library is a great place to find a book about nature. My kids loved everything here and we can't wait to go back.

jason van clark

Sunday, June 3, 2018
We love coming here and have for years. The trails are wonderful and plentiful. The nature center has a few live animals and fun things for kids to see and touch.


Friday, June 1, 2018
Very nice trails that are well maintained. There were lots of mosquitos due to the proximity of the river and some small ponds, but other than that I would recommend hiking here any day of the week!


Sunday, March 4, 2018
Maple Syrup Festival. Wonderful breakfast, learned about making Maple Syrup, and explored the new additions to the building. The turtle tanks and the classrooms were my family favorites. Giggled at a turtle doing "morning yoga". Great way to start our Sunday!

Nathaniel Sanchez

Friday, May 25, 2018
i just went on a field trip from m school the walk and tour was great i loved kaiacking fishing and more hepeople there are very helpful

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