An Iowa Lake That Disappeared For 4 Years Is Back And Better Than Ever
By Ben Jones|Published April 20, 2021
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
Geode State Park was a place where people canoed and kayaked, cast for fish and skipped rocks. It had a soft sand swimming beach. It was an oasis. That is, until four years ago when the lake was drained as part of a restoration project to improve the health of the waters. The once scenic lake became a bleak landscape of mudflats. Now the waters are returning, and a few surprises coming to this little lake. Read on to learn more about these waters that are finding a second act.