Due to high lake water level, several areas will remain closed until further notice.
- Campgrounds #3 & #6,
- Camground #2 (opening by 7/2…
Park and Trail Construction Updates
Great Western Trail
The Great Western Trail will be CLOSED to the public from August 11-15 to comlete a construction project in the Old Army Post Road area…
Thursday, July 24, 2014Stroller Struts
You’re never too young to enjoy nature! These guided walks are geared toward parents, grandparents, caregivers and their wee ones who’d like to explore our parks and trails, stretch their legs and learn something new about a natural area. These events are for children 3 and under (with a...
Thursday, July 24, 2014Discover Your Parks - Stick Hike
Join a naturalist in one of our parks this summer for an afternoon of fun. Each program will start with a discussion followed by an activity. All ages are welcome.
Grab a stick and let’s take a hike. Who knows what sorts of interesting things we can do with a hiking stick?
Thursday, July 24, 2014Insect Safari
From ladybugs to butterflies, we’ll explore the fascinating world of insects. The program will feature a large insect collection and an insect hunt. Nets will be provided.
Friday, July 25, 2014Summer Skills River Float Trip
If your youth attends at least four of the six summer skills programs, they are eligible for a guided kayak trip down one of Iowa’s rivers. One of the completed skills programs must be canoeing or kayaking. Participants will learn how to “read a river”, navigate rapids, and gain an...
Saturday, July 26, 2014Music in the Park - Tales from the Appalachian Trail
Join us for something a little different than music this week. Jennifer Pharr Davis will share her adventures from the Appalachian Trail. Jennifer has hiked over 12,000 miles on long distance trails. She has trekked on six continents and currently holds endurance records on three separate trails. In...