Elinor Bedell State Park

Elinor Bedell State Park


Location:2 miles east of Spirit Lake, on 250th Ave.
Facilities:8 RV campsites with full hookups and a modern restroom (é), youth group tent camping area, rental shelter with restrooms and kitchenette (é), fishing pier, bicycle and hiking trails, playground (é).
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Located on the shores of East Lake Okoboji, park preserves one of the last open spaces in a region that is among Iowa's most popular tourist destinations - the Iowa Great Lakes. The land was given to the people of Iowa by Berkley and Elinor Bidell. Berkley Bidell represented northwest Iowa for 12 years in the US Congress.
Address:c/o Gull Point State Park
1500 Harpen St
Milford, IA 51351

Phone:712-337-3211
Web: www.iowadnr.com/parks/state_park_list/elinor_bedell.html
Size: 80 acres.

See other parks in Iowa.
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