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Waubonsie State Park, IA
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DescriptionWelcome to Waubonsie State Park, which provides one of the rarest and greatest vistas of Iowa's unique Loess Hills. The park is also a site on the Lewis and Clark Historical Trail, a national historical trail.
With the recent addition of the Wa-Shawtee Unit there are nearly 2,000 acres of recreational opportunity and quiet beauty to explore and enjoy. Whether you've come in for a quiet break, a relaxing drive, a fun night around the campfire or a cozy stay in a secluded cabin, we hope you have a satisfying experience and join us again soon.
Eight miles of multi-use trails wind through the rugged hills in the northern regions of the park, offering both challenging hikes and relaxing rides to equestrians, mountain bikers and snowmobilers.
Sidney, Iowa is the location of Iowa's largest continuous outdoor rodeo each July. The Riverton Wildlife Management Area and Forney Lake both offer great opportunities to view wildlife. Nebraska City is the home of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day. His home is now a museum at Arbor Lodge State Park in Nebraska.
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Alerts and Important InformationAttention Equestrian Riders: State regulations require horses, mules and donkeys being transported interstate (from one state to another) must have a current Certification of Veterinary Inspection (health certificate) and a negative Coggin's test (EIA). This paperwork must accompany the animal into the State of Iowa. Please refer to www.iowaagriculture.gov/animalindustry/horseadmissionregs.asp for more information. This law applies to equestrian camping, day-use and trail riding in any State owned Park or Forest.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From US Hwy # 2 turn South on State Hwy 239 and continue straight into the park.
Mailing Address:Waubonsie State Park
2585 Waubonsie Park Road
Hamburg IA 51640
Phone Number:Information: (712) 382 - 2786