Wilson Island State Recreation Area

Wilson Island State Recreation Area


Location:5 miles west of Loveland, off County Road G12.
Facilities:135 campsites, including a modern camping area with 63 electric sites, showers, flush toilets, and 2 youth group camps, a rustic rental cabin, playground, picnic area with shelters, multi-use trails (5 miles), boat ramp.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting.
Special Features:Named after George Wilson, former governor of Iowa, Wilson Island came into existence as an island sandbar around 1900. Today the park encompasses dense cottonwood stands and has an abundance of wildlife, including deer, snow geese, and bald eagles. Immediately north of Wilson Island is the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge (see entry in national wildlife refuges section).
Address:32801 Campground Ln
Missouri Valley, IA 51555

Phone:712-642-2069
Fax:712-642-4390
Web: www.iowadnr.com/parks/state_park_list/wilson_island.html
Size: 544 acres.

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