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Campground and Lodge Closed (See Date ranges): Due to reconstruction of the main park roadway, the Walnut Woods campground will be closed 9/2/14 - 5/1/15 and the Day Use Lodge will be closed 1/1/15 - 5/1/15
Water on for camping facilities: Campground Restrooms, dump station, and full hookup facilities are opened for the 2014 camping season. Walnut Woods does not have shower facilities.
Walnut Woods State Park Campground Closed: The Campground at Walnut Woods State Park will be closed starting September 02, 2014 thru approx. November 01, 2014 for new road construction. Access for lodge reservations and other day use activities will remain available using the West entrance to the park. The lodge will be closed from January 1, 2015 thru May 31, 2015 due to the road construction. Please revisit this web page for future updates.
Walnut Woods State Park, IA
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DescriptionWelcome to Walnut Woods State Park. Iowans and visitors from across the U.S. can find a quality outdoor recreation experience in the forested natural setting at Walnut Woods. The park encompasses 260 acres of wooded bottomland along the Raccoon River. Whether you are here to fish or float the Raccoon River, camp, hike a trail or just relax, we hope you enjoy your stay.
Walnut Woods boasts the largest surviving natural stand of black walnut trees in North America. Many of these stately trees can be seen along the main park roadway. Visitors are not allowed to harvest or pick up walnuts in the park.
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The park is located within the Des Moines metropolitan area at the southern edge of West Des Moines, The bridges of Madison County are located near Winterset, less than an hours drive southwest. The world-renowned Iowa State Fair is held each August in Des Moines. The park is a short distance from the many attractions the Des Moines area has to offer, including Living History Farms, the State Historical Building, Botanical Center and Blank Park Zoo.
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Alerts and Important InformationNo harvesting or picking up walnuts is allowed.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Iowa Hwy.5 take exit 102 and follow signs to Walnut Woods. From Interstate 35 take exit 68(IA Hwy 5) then exit 102 and follow signs to Walnut Woods.
Mailing Address:Walnut Woods State Park
3155 Walnut Woods Drive
West Des Moines IA 50265
Phone Number:Project Office: (515) 285 - 4502