Walnut Woods State Park

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Coordinates: 41°32′31″N 93°44′34″W / 41.54194°N 93.74278°W / 41.54194; -93.74278
Walnut Woods State Park
Iowa State Park
Raccoon River at Walnut Woods.JPG
The Raccoon River forms the northern border of Walnut Woods State Park
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Polk
Location West Des Moines
 - elevation 820 ft (250 m) [1]
 - coordinates 41°32′31″N 93°44′34″W / 41.54194°N 93.74278°W / 41.54194; -93.74278
Area 260 acres (105 ha)
Location of Walnut Woods State Park in Iowa
Website: Walnut Woods State Park

Walnut Woods State Park is a state park of Iowa, US, located in suburban West Des Moines. Within the Des Moines metropolitan area, the park preserves a bottomland hardwood forest featuring the largest natural stand of black walnut trees in North America.[2] The Raccoon River meanders through the 260-acre (110 ha) park, providing fishing and canoeing opportunities. The park also provides picnic areas, a limestone lodge built in the 1930s, and a small campground with 22 sites. More than 90 bird species have been seen in the park.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walnut Woods State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-04-30. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Walnut Woods State Park". Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Walnut Woods State Park". Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 

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