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Description - Iowa lies in the country's mid western section with the geography of the state predominately prairie. It can be separated into three regions: the western, central and eastern areas. The western region of Iowa is contained on the western side by the Missouri and Sioux Rivers. Sioux City lies in the northern region of western Iowa at the confluence of the Sioux and Missouri Rivers. Several state parks lie on the Iowa bank of this river/border. This region of the state is characterized by low lying Loess Hills and the river flood plain.

Iowa lakes and reservoirs provide Fishing, hunting and a variety of water sports. Major lakes and the Missisppi River Water Pools are described in this section of Wildernet.com

Attractions - The Mississippi River forms the border between eastern Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. the Missouri River forms the western boundry of Iowa. Together these rivers form a number of lakes and the tributaries are dammed to form lakes throughout Iowa.

Recreation - The Lakes and reservoirs of Iowa provide opportunities for water sports, fishing, and boating. The areas around the lakes provide camping and hunting.

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

Location - Maps and detailed driving directions are available on the individual wildernet.com descriptive pages for each lake or reservoir.

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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.


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