The Remote Hike To Fort Defiance In Iowa Winds Through Dense Forest And Showcases A Frontier Lodge

Right now, much of Iowa is shuttered while we combat the outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the United States. However, while we’re all cooped up inside, it’s important to find things to look forward to for when we’re past this outbreak and free to once again explore the Hawkeye State! Did you know that Iowa is home to an incredible state park that was built on a former Frontier Fort? When the Civilian Conservation Corps built Fort Defiance State Park, they were truly leaving a historic mark on Iowa. Plan a trip to visit when we’re free to explore once more!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:


See what else Fort Defiance has to show you on the Iowa DNR Website, here.

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