Ledges State Park In List For Fall Playground

Posted on 16 September 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Ledges State Park, located south of Boone in the Scenic Des Moines River Valley was included in a recent USA Today article that identified state parks that can pack in visitors, especially during the fall.  Richard Dubi, CEO of ParksByNature Network noted that National Parks get all the attention but state parks invite exploration with the cooler weather.  He added that people are passionate about their state parks and there are a lot of hidden gems.

For the Ledges State Park, the description says you won’t find a flat Midwestern landscape at this park with 300-million year old sandstone cliffs overlooking a deep gorge.  The valley was cut by Pea’s Creek, a tributary of the Des Moines River.  Dubi called it “one of Iowa’s best.   it’s a little bit of a Grand Canyon , but on a much smaller scale,”  Memorable fall colors feature Maple, oak and hickory trees.

Park Manager Andy Bartlett has said that camping has been busy, even during the recent hot spells.

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