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Iowa State Parks



Ambrose A. Call State Park
Backbone State Park
Badger Creek State Park
Banner Lakes at Summerset
Beed's Lake State Park
Bellevue State Park
Big Creek State Park
Black Hawk State Park
Brushy Creek State Recreation Area
Cedar Rock State Park
Clear Lake State Park
Dolliver Memorial State Park
Elinor Bedell State Park
Elk Rock State Park
Fort Atkinson State Preserve
Fort Defiance State Park
Geode State Park
George Wyth State Park
Green Valley State Park
Gull Point State Park
Honey Creek State Park
Lacey Keosauqua State Park
Lake Ahquabi State Park
Lake Anita State Park
Lake Darling State Park
Lake Keomah
Lake Macbride State Park
Lake Manawa State Park
Lake of Three Fires State Park
Lake Wapello State Park
Ledges State Park
Lewis and Clark State Park
Maquoketa Caves State Park
McIntosh Woods State Park
Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
Nine Eagles State Park
Palisades-Kepler State Park
Pikes Peak State Park
Pilot Knob State Park
Pine Lake State Park
Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area
Prairie Rose State Park
Preparation Canyon State Park
Red Haw State Park
Rock Creek State Park
Shimek State Forest
Springbrook State Park
Stephens State Forest
Stone State Park
Union Grove State Park
Viking Lake State Park
Volga River State Recreation Area
Walnut Woods State Park
Wapsipinicon State Park
Waubonsie State Park
Wildcat Den State Park
Wilson Island State Park
Yellow River State Forest

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General Information

Description - Rich in history and natural resources, Iowa is a treasure chest of recreational excellence. Iowa is a surprisingly diversified state with parks located in every corner that offer the usual wide range of activities treasured by locals and visitors alike.

Attractions - Campgrounds, historic sites, and natural wonders enhance Iowa's state park system. The two major rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri that border the state and the Iowa river in the center of the state host several parks. See the individual park pages for detals of attractions and links to current information on fees, closings, etc.

Recreation - Recreation Opportunities abound in Iowa State Parks and Recreation Areas. From hiking and camping to bird-watching and bicycling, each park offers outdoor enthusiast a multitude of diverse and exciting adventures.

Climate - Summers are sunny, hot and humid in eastern Iowa and winters are cold. Suggested attire includes comfortable sportswear and walking shoes.

Location - Driving directions and maps are available on each of the individual wildernet.com park descriptions pages.


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Contact Information:
Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Wallace State Office Building , Des Moines, Iowa , 50319-0034 , Phone: 515/281-5918
, kevin.szcodronski@dnr.state.ia.us.

Additional Information:
Iowa - This mid western state is a leader in agriculture and livestock production with 95 percent of the prairie land cultivated, according to the National Geographic Society.

Links:
Iowa State Parks - Official Web Site

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