Tiny But Mighty, The Smallest State Park In Iowa Is A Hidden Gem Worth Exploring
By Raymond Goldfield|Published August 29, 2022
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
A summer trip to Arnolds Park is a rite of passage for many Iowans, but as wonderful as the lakeside resort is, it can be a lot! Sometimes after a full day of amusement parks, waterparks, and beachside fun, you need a little peaceful rest and recreation. A perfect haven for cooling off and catching your breath is located right around the corner – Pillsbury Point State Park. Where are they hiding a full state park in Arnolds Park, you ask? This is Iowa’s smallest state park and it’s only six and a half acres. It’s also a significant site in Iowa history, so why not take a bit out of your busy day and explore this hidden gem?
Have you been to Pillsbury Point State Park and explored its grounds and history? Let us know your thoughts about Iowa’s smallest state park in the comments. If you want to know more about Arnolds Park’s vacation offerings, make sure to check the town website. If you’re looking to learn more about a much more high-energy outing in Arnolds Park, read up on this famous antique theme park.
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