Walnut Woods State Park
|Walnut Woods State Park|
|Iowa State Park|
The Raccoon River forms the northern border of Walnut Woods State Park
|Location||West Des Moines|
|- elevation||820 ft (250 m) |
|Area||260 acres (105 ha)|
|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. 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.
- "Walnut Woods State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-04-30. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
- "Walnut Woods State Park" (PDF). Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
- "Walnut Woods State Park". Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2011-01-26.