Fort Atkinson State Preserve

Fort Atkinson State Preserve


Location:Adjoins the town of Fort Atkinson, off IA 24.
Activities:An annual rendezvous recreates life on the 1840s Iowa frontier with authentic buckskinners, US Army dragoons, black powder shoots, crafts people, contests, and demonstrations.
Special Features:The original Fort Atkinson (1840-1849) was built to keep the Winnebago on neutral ground after their removal from Wisconsin in 1840 and to provide protection for them from other native tribes. When the Winnebago were removed from Iowa there was no longer a reason for the fort and it ceased to exist. The fort was reconstructed and dedicated in 1968 as part of the State Preserve System because of its geological, archeological, and historical value.
Address:c/o Volga River State Recreation Area
10225 Ivy Rd
Fayette, IA 52142

Phone:563-425-4161
Web: www.iowadnr.com/parks/state_park_list/fort_atkinson.html
Size: 5 acres.

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