Stone State Park


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Stone State Park


Location:In the northwest of Sioux City, along IA 12.
Facilities:30 non-modern campsites (9 with electrical hookups), day-use lodge, 3 open picnic shelters (é), playground, hiking and cross-country skiing trails (8 miles), mountain bike and snowmobile trails (6 miles), equestrian trails (6 miles), nature center.
Activities:Camping, lake and river fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Stone is a nationally recognized urban wildlife sanctuary where wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, coyotes, and red foxes can be found, as well as a variety of bird life, including turkey vultures, barred owls, rufous-sided towhees, and ovenbirds. Rare butterflies, such as the Pawnee skipper and Olympia white, are found on the prairie ridges. The park's Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center features a "walk-under" prairie, a 400-gallon aquarium of native fish, a children's discovery center, natural history dioramas, and other interpretive displays.
Address:5001 Talbot Rd
Sioux City, IA 51103

Phone:712-255-4698
Web: www.iowadnr.com/parks/state_park_list/stone.html
Size: 1,132 acres.

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