Lake Darling State Park

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Coordinates: 41°11′30″N 91°53′45″W / 41.19167°N 91.89583°W / 41.19167; -91.89583
Lake Darling State Park
Iowa State Park
Lake Darling State Park sign.jpg
Lake Darling State Park entrance sign.
Named for: Jay Norwood Darling
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Washington
Location Brighton
 - elevation 682 ft (208 m) [1]
 - coordinates 41°11′30″N 91°53′45″W / 41.19167°N 91.89583°W / 41.19167; -91.89583
Area 1,417 acres (573 ha)
Founded 1950
Management Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Location of Lake Darling State Park in Iowa
Website: Lake Darling State Park
Lake Darling
Location Washington County, Iowa, US
Coordinates 41°12′10″N 91°54′22″W / 41.20278°N 91.90611°W / 41.20278; -91.90611
Basin countries United States
Surface area 302 acres (1.2 km²)
Surface elevation 656 ft (200 m)

Lake Darling State Park is a state park of Iowa, US. It is in Washington County and the park is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Brighton; 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Richland; and 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Pleasant Plain.

Lake Darling is 302 acres (122 ha) and has approximately 18 miles (29 km) of shoreline. It is located on Honey Creek, a minor tributary of the Skunk River. The park as a whole is 1,417 acres (5.73 km2) in size.

History[edit]

Lake Darling State Park was dedicated on September 17, 1950. The park is named after Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling.

Land usage[edit]

Lake Darling State Park has a picnic shelter, camping cabins, campsites, modern restrooms, playground equipment, several trails, and a beach with a concession stand. Lake Darling is also home to a variety of fish.

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