Ledges State Park

Ledges state park is a beautiful area in Boone, Iowa where you can hike, picnic, and just enjoy nature. Archeological evidence in the park dates back to 4,000 years ago. Native American mounds in the park area act as silent reminders of the area’s past inhabitants. Now if you are not in shape or not able to walk up lots of stairs then I would not go hiking. They do have benches along the way if you get as tired as I did. I was so tired and out of breath from walking up hundreds of stairs just to get to the top of the canyon. It is a beautiful view though once you make it up there. There is a road that goes all the way through the park if you just want to take a little tour of it. Another thing about Ledges is that there is a stream that runs through it. My sister and I started to walk in it but it was freezing cold. We went there in the middle of fall time so it probably wasn’t the best idea to step in the water. Ledges State Park has been flooded multiple times, and when you are there you can see a flood pole that has the date on it of when it flooded and how high the water was on the pole, which you can see in the pictures below. Ledges is a very beautiful place to visit so if you are ever in the area I would suggest just swinging through.

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Flood pole

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Source: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Places-to-Go/State-Parks-Rec-Areas/Iowas-State-Parks/ParkDetails/ParkID/610148

 

 

 

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