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Lodge Closing Dates (See Date ranges): Due to reconstruction of the main park roadway, the Walnut Woods Day Use Lodge will be closed 1/1/15 - 5/31/15
Campground Reopened (first come/first serve basis only): The Walnut Woods campground which was closed due to new road construction was reopened 10/6/14. Sites will be available on a first come, first serve basis only with no reservations for the remainder of the Fall season. Access to the campground is from the East main park entrance only. The West park entrance remains closed due to ongoing road construction. (Posted 10/6/14)
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