First Day Hikes, get Outdoors on January 1st!
Iowa's First Day Hikes

Iowa state parks invite you to join the second annual First Day Hike Challenge through the State Park Passport! You can also participate in a guided hike in select parks.

Check into more than 50 participating state parks on the passport from Friday, December 31, 2021 through the end of Sunday, January 2, 2022. Every check-in will qualify for a prize drawing of a free 2-night stay at a 2-bedroom cabin at Lake Darling State Park! Restrictions will apply on cabin stay, with reservation fees and other business rules applying.

Visit as many parks as you want during the weekend -- every check in counts as a contest entry.

Be sure and look under your park's "More Info" tab on the Passport to see a Suggested Trail from park staff! Enjoy First Day Hikes 2021 in Iowa state parks.


Guided Hikes
More than 20 state parks will also be offering guided hikes with park staff. Check out the complete list of guided hikes.


-- Learn more about the Passport contest, including rules, and sign up today! --


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