The DNR (Department of Natural Resources) calls Iowa, “a treasure chest of natural resources.” It’s true. No matter where in the state you happen to be, there’s probably a state park close by that represents our state perfectly. This particular Iowa state park covers a huge amount of land, is located just west and north of the state’s center, has a large lake perfect for fishing, over 45 miles of trails, and a lovely sandy beach.
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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
What do you think? Is Bushy Creek State Park a great representation of Iowa? What other parks offer a wonderful Iowa experience?
Rachel lives in eastern Iowa. She was born in Wisconsin, but only lived there for a few weeks before her parents realized how much better Iowa was and moved. She believes in serial commas, kindness, and good food.
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