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Second highest point in Iowa!

Great place to get away from the busy life many lead. There is a campground, fishing, horse trails... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Thomas K
To go for a walk

We will have to look out Tower built by the CCC in the early 1930s it was a good view of the area... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Mike N
Windsor, Colorado
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2148 340th St, Forest City, IA 50436-8010
+1 641-581-4835
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Won't take you long to take it all in, it's a small park. Nice tower to get a nice view and that's about it. But, worth a ride.

Thank Creeper523
Reviewed 6 July 2018

If you like to hike, this is the place. Atypical flora & fauna and NEVER crowded, even on w/e's. Long or short trails and a super 1930's WPA lookout tower! You can also just take a leisurely drive & loop back or use the opposite...More

Thank Gerald E
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Great place to get away from the busy life many lead. There is a campground, fishing, horse trails and hiking trails. Standing atop the tower on "Pilot Knob," the second highest point in Iowa, visitors have a spectacular view. From the tower built by the...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This park is in the town where my grandparents live and now my parents. We used to visit here every year when I was a child. It's a nice park that has a tower you can climb and see for miles around

Thank jmc1202
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Driving through Pilot Knob is always beautiful, any time of year. This state park has beautiful hiking trails and paths that lead to fascinating destinations like an outdoor amphitheater, Dead Man's Lake, or - the favorite - the Pilot Knob Tower with an incredible 360-degree...More

Thank Joy N
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a beautiful state park with a paved road running it's entire length. Many pedestrian and horse trails. Historic structures from the CCC era, a nice campground and small fishing lake.

Thank IowaLotus
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We will have to look out Tower built by the CCC in the early 1930s it was a good view of the area we then went down by the lake and walk around down there it's a pleasant place to visit

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Pilot Knob is a wonderful place to drive thru, take horses on trails, walk trails or check out the tower that over looks the beautiful area that goes on for miles. Has a lodge for picnics with a fireplace (so relaxing) or an amphitheatre for...More

Thank leejean158
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Observatory, campground, nice walking trails, great Forest and lake it is near Forest City and worth the stop:)

Thank Froomcat
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived just after a near record amount of rainfall in the area. Many waterways were out of their normal banks. However, this park was not seriously affected by anything other than surface muddiness, etc. (No flooding.) I'd recommend you try to reserve site #25...More

Thank Larry H
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Cyndi A
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