First Day Hikes, get Outdoors on January 1st!
First Day Hikes at Iowa State Parks

Check out the state parks hosting First Day Hikes on January 1, 2019.

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Iowa's First Day Hikes

NORTHWEST
1) Gitchie Manitou State Preserve
2) Dolliver MemorialState Park
3) Stone State Park
4) Ledges State Park
5) Pilot Knob State Park
6) Big Creek State Park
7) Springbrook State Park
8) Prairie Rose State Park

SOUTHWEST
9) Waubonsie State Park
10) Lake Anita State park
11) Green Valley State Park

SOUTHEAST
12) Walnut Woods State Park
13) Lake Wapello State Park
14) Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
15) Lake Darling State Park
16) Elk Rock State Park
17) Wildcat Den

NORTHEAST
18) Lake Macbride State Park
19) Maquoketa Caves State Park
20) Bellevue State Park
21) Mines of Spain State Rec Area
22) Cedar Rock
23) Pine Lake State Park
24) Pikes Peak State Park
25) Union Grove State Park
26) Volga River State Recreation Area



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General Information

Dress for the weather. Wear layers of clothing and sturdy hiking boots or shoes, as well as hats and gloves. Binoculars and a camera always come in handy, and remember to bring water. Strollers are not recommended. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Some hikes may not be appropriate for children under 5 years. Dogs must be on a leash and are not allowed into indoor locations, such as lodges and visitor centers. Trail difficulty may depend on the amount of snow on the ground.

1) Gitchie Manitou State Preserve
2) Dolliver Memorial State Park
3) Stone State Park
4) Ledges State Park
5) Pilot Knob State Park
6) Big Creek State Park
7) Springbrook State Park
8) Prairie Rose State Park
9) Waubonsie State Park
10) Lake Anita State Park
11) Green Valley State Park
12) Walnut Woods State Park
13) Lake Wapello State Park
14) Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
15) Lake Darling State Park
16) Elk Rock State Park
17) Wildcat Den State Park
18) Lake Macbride State Park
19) Maquoketa Caves State Park
20) Bellevue State Park
21) Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
22) Cedar Rock
23) Pine Lake State Park
24) Pikes Peak State Park
25) Union Grove State Park
26) Volga River State Recreation Area
27) Yellow River State Forest