C has been eager for me to visit this state park for over a year after he and the kiddos had a weekend camping trip in the park. While on our way down to NE Iowa we stopped by this park. C had so much to show us. Unfortunately, time and humidity were not in his favor. We walked one trail the meandered along a creek/river. The discrepancy between two sides of the river was interesting.
The trails were varied from grass to gravel. Along the way we were surrounded by prairie plants including long headed cone flowers. Goldfinches along with pollinators were fluttering by on the yellow blooms.
This trail meandered in and out and along the river/stream at places. In one point there was a gentle river bank with the other side being a ledge. The extended family with us were intrigued by the vulture like raptors that were perched and soaring above.
This state park seemed to be in good shape and the campsites seemed a bit private with the trees. Along with this were the bathroom/toilets buildings. They were clean. They had a few water-fountains to refill water bottles and the like near the campsites. If you are one that likes to camp; it looked like a nice place to camp (even during a drought) as it was flush with green trees and shade with birds chirping.
I think another day trip to this park would do it greater justice. I will continue to bring the bug spray. Just know that will all state parks there is a nominal fee for entrance per car. Many other states do the same thing.
Bye for now.