Lake Darling State Park
|Lake Darling State Park|
|Iowa State Park|
Lake Darling State Park entrance sign.
|Named for: Jay Norwood Darling|
|- elevation||682 ft (208 m) |
|Area||1,417 acres (573 ha)|
|Management||Iowa Department of Natural Resources|
|Website: Lake Darling State Park|
|Location||Washington County, Iowa, US|
|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.
Lake Darling State Park was dedicated on September 17, 1950. The park is named after Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling.
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.