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Iowa's Southwest Region Parks


1
State Fish Hatchery
9
State Wildlife Management Areas
1
National Wildlife Refuge
2
State Forests
10
State Wildlife Areas
1
State Wildlife Refuge
21
State Parks

Parks in this region are near these Iowa Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
COUNCIL BLUFFS
DES MOINES
WEST DES MOINES
URBANDALE
AMES
ANKENY
INDIANOLA
JOHNSTON
BOONE
ALTOONA
WAUKEE
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Badger Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Banner Mine State Wildlife Mgt Area
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Barkley Memorial State Park
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Bays Branch State Wildlife Area
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Big Creek State Park
The shooting range is located off Highway 415, three miles northwest of the park entrance and offers sheltered stations for firing handguns and rifles. The range is operated by a private concessionaire and is open to the public year round. The hours are Wednesday - Friday 12 P.M. to sunset and Saturday ........more >
California Bend State Wildlife Refuge
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Cold Springs State Park
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Dallas Lake State Wildlife Area
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De Soto National Wildlife Refuge
DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge was established on March 12, 1958 under the Migratory Bird Conservation Act of 1929 for ...use as an inviolate sanctuary or for other management purposes, for migratory birds. The refuge lies in the wide, fertile plain of the Missouri River Valley in a former bend of ........more >
Decatur State Wildlife Area
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Dunbar Slough State Wildlife Management Area
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Goose Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Green Valley State Park
Green Valley's 390-acre lake draws hundreds of visitors on hot summer days. Not only does it offer excellent fishing, boating and swimming, it is also the focal point for a great variety of other outdoor recreation pursuits.........more >
Holst State Forest
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Lake Ahquabi State Park
Ahquabi is a Sauk and Fox word meaning resting place, and it is a fitting name for this scenic 770-acre park. The park site was recommended by Ding Darling, nationally known Iowa political cartoonist and conservationist, and was dedicated in 1936. Many of its structures were constructed by the Civilian ........more >
Lake Anita State Park
Lake Anita State Park, dedicated in 1961, is one of the most popular outdoor recreation facilities in southwest Iowa. The 1,062-acre park features a beautiful 171-acre artificial lake which was formed by creating a dam on a branch of the Nishnabotna River. Lake Anita State Park truly has something for ........more >
Lake Manawa State Park
Lake Manawa State Park is one of the most popular outdoor recreation facilities in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area. The park's 1,529 acres encompass a beautiful 660-acre natural lake. Lake Manawa was formed during a flood in 1881 when a portion of the river channel was cut off by the meandering ........more >
Lake of Three Fires State Park
The Pottawattomi tribe, a large group of Native Americans known as the Fire Nation, once roamed the prairies of southern Iowa. According to legend, two other tribes joined the Pottawattomi to form a loose confederacy known as Three Fires. It is believed the three tribes held a great council meeting ........more >
Ledges State Park
The wildlife and plant communities are interwoven with the human history of Ledges. Humans have appreciated this unique area for thousands of years. Archeological evidence found within the park dates to around 4,000 years ago. At the time of European settlement, the Ledges area was inhabited by the ........more >
Lennon Mills State Wildlife Area
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Lenon Mill State Wildlife Area
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Lewis And Clark State Park
While visiting Lewis and Clark, please take the opportunity to view the full-sized reproduction of Lewis and Clark's keelboat/barge, Best Friend, which was constructed by Butch Bouvier of LC Replicas. Imagine, if you can, the expedition winding its way up the Missouri River while sailing, pulling and ........more >
Margo Frankel Woods State Park
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McCord Pond State Wildlife Management Area
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McMahon State Wildlife Management Area
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Milo Ray State Wildlife Area
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Mount Ayr State Fish Hatchery
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Mount Ayr State Wildlife Area
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Nine Eagles State Park
Rugged wooded hills and valleys abundant with oak trees makes Nine Eagles one of southern Iowa's most scenic parks. The park has some trees which are more than 300 years old. Visitors enjoy six miles of bridle and nine miles of hiking trails, swimming at the sandy beach, pleasant camping areas and shaded ........more >
Nobles Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Pammel State Park
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Pilot Mound State Forest
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Pleasant Valley State Wildlife Area
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Prairie Rose State Park
Prairie Rose State Park is one of the most attractive outdoor recreation areas in western Iowa. The 422-acre park lies in a region of scenic hills, six miles east and three miles south of Harlan. The park received its name from a small town called Village of Prairie Rose which was once located near ........more >
Preparation Canyon State Park
The 344 acre Preparation Canyon State Park is a remote and lovely area still relatively untouched by humans. The park is located in Iowa's unique Loess Hills and is surrounded by dramatic ridges on the north, south and west. It provides a beautiful backdrop for hikers and family picnics. Picnic tables, ........more >
Ringgold State Wildlife Area
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Round Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Sand Creek State Wildlife Area
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Springbrook State Park
Two beautiful open picnic shelters, one located on the lakeshore near the beach, may be reserved for a fee through the park office. Picnic areas have tables, grills, water and restroom facilities.........more >
Swan Lake State Park
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Tyson Island State Wildlife Management Area
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Viking Lake State Park
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Walnut Woods State Park
Walnut Woods encompasses 260 acres of wooded bottomland along the Raccoon River. Within the park lies a large surviving natural stand of black walnut trees. More than 90 species of birds have been identified along the numerous foot and bridle trails throughout the park and along the river. The valley ........more >
Waubonsie State Park
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Wilson Island State Park
The park water is safe for drinking, however, be advised it has a high iron content. Campers may fill water tanks at the park office near the park entrance through the 2006 camping season. Wilson Island, named after former Governor George Wilson, came into existence as an island sandbar around 1900. ........more >
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