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Lidtke Mill Park

3245 Oak Ave, Lime Springs, IA 52155

The natural beauty found along the twists and turns of the Upper Iowa River is filled with diverse wildlife, limestone bluffs, chimney rocks, forested areas, cold water springs and more. This unique river was nominated to be one of the First National Wild and Scenic Rivers with the Department of …

Lake Hendricks

9850 Addison Ave, Riceville, IA 50466

A 234-acre park to experience nature at its finest. Experience nature while walking one of the many trails, visiting the deer pen, sitting at the butterfly garden, fishing, or swimming in the lake! One of the oldest parks in the county conservation board system, it is also the largest and …

Cresco Fitness Center

316 3rd Ave E, Cresco, IA 52136

The Cresco Fitness Center is a facility where many come to use the exercise equipment, the large indoor pool, and the large gymnasium. A great place for people of all ages to engage in fitness and recreational activities year round.

Vernon Springs Park

11562 Valley Ave Cresco, Iowa

Take a walk (and maybe a fishing pole) on Iowa’s first Rock Arch Rapids. Located on the Vernon Springs Mill Pond, this innovative fish ladder replaced a 150-year-old spill-water dam reconnecting hundreds of miles of river habitat. Over 280 feet of pools and rapids showcase this stunning new recreation area …

Upper Iowa River

The Upper Iowa River, a 150-mile tributary of the Mississippi River, is located in the Driftless Area of Northeast Iowa. One of the most beloved rivers in the Midwest, it is the only Iowa river to be nominated for inclusion in the nation’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Program and canoeing …