Ambrose A. Call State Park is a 138-acre oasis of rugged hills and virgin timber in an area of gently rolling farmland. The park is located in northern Iowa near the east fork of the Des Moines River in Kossuth County. A centerpiece of this rustic park is a log-cabin-style lodge built in 1928 that is a perfect setting for family reunions and group get-togethers. Ambrose Call and his brother, Asa, were early settlers in the area who carved their name, the first in Kossuth County, on a walnut tree at the present site of the park. The brothers spent their first night in Kossuth County on July 9, 1854. The next day, while Asa went for his wife and supplies, Ambrose and a traveling companion, William Smith, began work on a cabin in what is now the state park.