MNRA is a 485-acre tract of land leased by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the University of Iowa since 1984. There are several hiking and cross-country skiing trails totaling ten kilometers. MNRA is also the home of the Environmental Education Programs: School of the Wild, Wildlife Camps, and Macbride Raptor Project. MNRA is located 15 miles north of Iowa City on Mehaffey Bridge Road, near Solon, Iowa. Some parking is available near the Social Center. There is also a main parking lot near the individual camp sites.