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Loess Hills Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (712)-482-3029 Email: lhnsb@goldenhillsrcd.org Distance: 3.38 miles

The Loess Hills of western Iowa are truly an American treasure. The outstanding prairie and forest-covered bluffs draw people from around the world. With an impressive network of state parks, private preserves, and national landmarks, travelers to the byway have a myriad of opportunities to see and explore this natural wonder. The unique land formation of windblown silt called “loess” ext...

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Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (515)-994-3400 Email: nealsmith@fws.gov Distance: 26.42 miles

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, located just 25 minutes east of Des Moines, Iowa, was established in 1990. Its mission is to re-construct tallgrass prairie and restore oak savanna on 8,654 acres of the Walnut Creek watershed and to provide a major environmental education facility focusing on prairie, oak savanna, and human interaction. The refuge has been designated a Fish and Wildl...

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Saylorville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (515)-276-4656 Distance: 35.01 miles

The Saylorville Lake Project is 26,000 acres, which stretches for over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. A wide variety of recreational activities are available including fishing, picnic areas with group shelters, boat launches, an accessible fishing pier, river fishing, hunting, and a 24-mile paved, multipurpose trail used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking, and in-line skating.

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Lake Red Rock National Park

12 Activites Phone: (641)-828-7522 Distance: 38.32 miles

Lake Red Rock is Iowa's largest lake and is just 10 minutes from Pella, known for its Dutch heritage and 15 minutes from Knoxville, Sprintcar Capital of the World. Lake Red Rock offers camping; shoreline fishing; interpretive programs and access to a paved 13-mile hiking/biking trail. White pelicans migrate through the lake area every spring and fall and large numbers of bald eagles are observed...

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Rathbun Lake National Park

17 Activites Phone: (641)-647-2464 Distance: 76.18 miles

Over 700 campsites are available at this 11,000-acre lake in the rolling hills of southern Iowa. Excellent camping, fishing, hunting, boating, state fish hatchery, and Honey Creek Resort, are major attractions.

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Coralville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (319)-338-3543 Distance: 80.74 miles

Coralville Lake is a multiple use project providing primary benefits in flood control and low flow augmentation, and secondary benefits in recreation, fish and wildlife management, forest management and water quality improvement. Coralville Lake has three campgrounds with 500 campsites available. A wide variety of recreational activities are available including fishing, picnic areas with group she...

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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Rank: 207 2 Activites Phone: (319)-643-2541 Email: heho_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 90.38 miles

Born in a two-room cottage, Herbert Hoover could have been any small town boy. Orphaned at age nine, he left West Branch, never to live here again. The landscape and buildings of the early years remain, however, to tell how family, faith, education, and hard work opened a world of opportunity— even the presidency of the United States— to a child of simple beginnings.

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Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (319)-523-6982 Email: portlouisa@fws.gov Distance: 104.76 miles

The Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge comprises over 8,373 acres, divided into four separate divisions: Big Timber, Louisa, Keithsburg, and Horseshoe Bend. Three divisions - Big Timber, Louisa, and Keithsburg - are located in the floodplain of the Mississippi River, while Horseshoe Bend is in the Iowa River floodplain. All refuge divisions are within the famous Mississippi Flyway, on...

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Iowa Wetland Management District National Park

3 Activites Phone: (515)-928-2523 Email: unionslough@fws.gov Distance: 107.19 miles

The Iowa Wetland Management District is part of Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge and is very different from other wetland management districts. Under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (State), the State manages the waterfowl production areas (WPAs) in the district. This is a partnership that has been very beneficial to the Service. Together, the State...

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Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (515)-928-2523 Email: unionslough@fws.gov Distance: 107.19 miles

Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1937 to provide a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The actual slough is all that remains of a pre-glacial riverbed, and its name is derived from the connection or "union" of two watersheds: the Blue Earth River of Minnesota and the East Fork of the Des Moines River. The terrain is nearly flat, allow...

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Mississippi River - Pool 10 National Park

8 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 117.06 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Lynxville, WI. and Guttenberg, IA. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for...

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Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (563)-873-3423 Email: driftless@fws.gov Distance: 120.89 miles

The "driftless area" of the Upper Midwest derives its name from the fact that it was unglaciated during the most recent glacial event about 12,000 years ago. Glaciers surrounded but did not pass over this land. Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1989 to protect the Federally endangered Iowa Pleistocene snail and threatened northern monkshood plant. Habitats that su...

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Effigy Mounds National Monument Park

Rank: 248 3 Activites Email: efmo_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 125.26 miles

The mounds preserved here are considered sacred by many Americans, especially the Monument's 18 culturally associated American Indian tribes. A visit offers opportunities to contemplate the meanings of the mounds and the people who built them. The 200 plus American Indian mounds are located in one of the most picturesque sections of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

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Mississippi River - Pools 11-22 National Park

10 Activites Phone: (309)-794-4524 Distance: 131.57 miles

Fifteen campgrounds dot the shoreline along the upper Mississippi River Project. Facilities include campsites, boat ramps, picnic shelters, interpretive programs, hiking trails and eagle watching in the winter months. Fishing is very popular along ?Old Man River.?

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Mississippi River - Pool 9 National Park

7 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 134.24 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Genoa, WI and Lynxville, WI. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for the ...

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Great River Road - Wisconsin National Park

Phone: (800)-658-9424 Email: info@explorelacrosse.com Distance: 138.53 miles

Wisconsin's Great River Road flanks the majestic Mississippi River as it leisurely winds its way along 250 miles of Wisconsin's western border. Along its way, the road is nestled between the river on one side and towering bluffs on the other, becoming one of the most scenic drives in mid-America.

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Great River Road - Iowa National Park

Phone: (515)-242-4705 Distance: 139.42 miles

Discover the dramatic vistas of "Old Man River," from its limestone bluffs in the north to sandy floodplains in the south. Enjoy the hospitality of river townspeople. Visit Iowa's 11 interpretive centers from Effigy Mounds National Monument in the north to George M. Verity Riverboat Museum in Keokuk.

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Mississippi River - Pool 8 National Park

8 Activites Phone: (608)-687-3011 Distance: 147.49 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Dresbach, MN and Genoa, WI. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for the s...

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Long Branch Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (660)-385-2108 Distance: 152.70 miles

Long Branch offers abundant hunting and fishing opportunities on 2,400 acres of water and 5,000 acres of surrounding public land. Visitors are always welcome at the Corps of Engineers Visitor Center located at the east end of the dam. Camping swimming, picnicking and boating services are available in Long Branch State Park.

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Desoto National Wildlife Refuge Park

9 Activites Phone: (712)-642-4121 Email: desoto@fws.gov Distance: 153.05 miles

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is part of a network of refuges devoted to preserving and restoring increasingly scarce habitat for migratory waterfowl and other wildlife. The refuge is comprised of 8,358 acres in Iowa and Nebraska and lies in the Missouri River Valley floodplain on a former meander of the Missouri River. Each year, especially during the fall, spectacular flights of duck...

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Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (402)-468-4313 Email: boyerchute@fws.gov Distance: 153.62 miles

Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established to recover fish and wildlife habitat in and along the Missouri River. The purpose of the Boyer Chute Restoration Project is to restore essential wildlife habitat that became scarce when the Missouri River was "improved" for navigation half a century ago. River channelization, wetland drainage, and conversion of river bottom floodplain area...

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Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Park

9 Activites Email: lecl_information@nps.gov Distance: 154.46 miles

Between May 1804 and September 1806, 31 men, one woman, and a baby traveled from the plains of the Midwest to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. They called themselves the Corps of Discovery. In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, they opened a window into the west for the young United States.

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Glenn Cunningham Lake National Park

2 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 159.47 miles

Glenn Cunningham Lake, NE, named for former Omaha mayor and U.S. Congressman Glenn C. Cunningham, is located in north central Omaha, and is operated by the City of Omaha. The lake has a surface area of 390 acres and is surrounded by 1,050 acres of parkland. Recreational opportunities include camping, no-wake boating, fishing, hiking and bicycling, picnicking, and horseback riding.

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Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (660)-856-3323 Email: swanlake@fws.gov Distance: 159.95 miles

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established by Executive Order 7563 on February 27, 1937. Purchase of 10,670 acres began at that time. Following purchase of land, the Civilian Conservation Corps began work on the refuge creating wetlands, constructing roads and buildings, and initiating the refuge farming program. The primary purpose of the refuge is to provide nesting, ...

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Mississippi River - Pool 7 National Park

6 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 161.22 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Trempealeau, WI and Dresbach, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for...

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