Family Adventures · Outdoors All Year · Southwest Iowa

Iowa State Parks-A Quick Dip at Lake of Three Fires

Lake of Three Fires State Park-Bedford, IA: Taylor County (Our 33rd County!) You’ve see those brown signs on the side of the road as you’re road tripping through Iowa, pointing to public areas. How many times have you passed them and wondered what was just a few miles down the road. “Maybe some other time” you… Continue reading Iowa State Parks-A Quick Dip at Lake of Three Fires

East Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa

Iowa State Parks-Pleasant Creek Booty

Pleasant Creek State Recreation Arera-Palo, IA: Linn County You see that? That’s sunlight…..And it’s sticking around longer and longer. Which means our collective derrieres are getting out to our state parks and exploring Iowa’s great outdoors. We go exploring! It’s a good day to get muddy and get art supplies. Yes, you heard me. You can go… Continue reading Iowa State Parks-Pleasant Creek Booty

East Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Iowa State Parks-Lake Macbride’s Raptor Invasion

Lake Macbride State Park-Solon, IA: Johnson County Let’s be honest. We in Iowa love our state parks and look forward to visiting them whenever we can. For most, that whenever part means when the weather breaks and the mercury is moving north. However, our state DNR works very hard at showcasing these great destinations all year… Continue reading Iowa State Parks-Lake Macbride’s Raptor Invasion

East Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Iowa State Parks-Lake Darling, You’re Just as Lovely….

Lake Darling State Park-Brighton, IA: Washington County The mercury may be starting to dip a little, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a trip to the local state park. One of the great things about Iowa is that there are state parks, rec areas, and conservation areas all over the place. Many of them… Continue reading Iowa State Parks-Lake Darling, You’re Just as Lovely….