Ledges State Park


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Ledges State Park


Location:6 miles south of Boone, off IA 164; 15 miles from Ames.
Facilities:94 campsites (40 with electrical hookups, 42 non-electric, 12 hike-in) with modern restrooms, showers, and a playground in the campground (2 electrical sites @di), 2 open picnic shelters (é), interpretive trail (é), hiking trails (13 miles).
Activities:Camping and hiking; canoeing and fishing in the Des Moines River, which flows through the west edge of the park.
Special Features:Park features sandstone cliffs ("ledges"), native plant communities, and a deep wooded river valley. Trails lead up and down steep slopes to scenic overlooks, and a winding road along Pea's Creek offers motorists breathtaking views of the "canyon" and the Des Moines River Valley.
Address:1519 250th St
Madrid, IA 50156

Phone:515-432-1852
Fax:515-432-0757
Web: www.iowadnr.com/parks/state_park_list/ledges.html
Size: 1,200 acres.

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Iowa reports that Ledges State Park, located along the Des Moines River, suffered devastating soil erosion that resulted in a loss of timber.
By June, we were canoeing on the road leading from Hantesa to nearby Ledges State Park. The basement of Clayton Lodge, a combination dining hall, activity, area and storage facility, flooded some during the middle of June.