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Address: 2148 340th St, Forest City, IA 50436-8010
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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... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Mike N
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Windsor, Colorado
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Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Windsor, Colorado
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

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Thank Mike N
Garner, Iowa
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 wedding. This place is a must stop!!

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Thank leejean158
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181 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Froomcat
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 if you are in a larger motorhome, fifth-wheel or trailer setup. The surface is more... More 

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Thank Larry H
Florida
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97 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Enjoyed the walk to the to of tower. Beautiful little park. Not of sure if trail was open or closed to tower. Gate locked but was a walk way around it. Interesting stone work and construction.

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Thank BilllyBob E
Ankeny
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144 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Very peaceful and quiet. Very close to 99 Bottles winery, which is wonderful. A couple of short hiking trails, pretty easy ones. Would be good for kids.

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Thank Pattie S
Bend, Oregon
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134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Camped here for one night while passing through the area. It's near a busy road, so there was some noise. All in all it was a pretty area, but I didn't see anything overly spectacular about it. For us, it was just a convenient place to sleep for the night.

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Thank bendwriter
Omaha, Nebraska
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Heavy wooded Park with good asphalt roads. Campground also available with a host on site for assistance.

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Thank 59polk64
Leland, Iowa
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213 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Iowa's highest point also boasts a great state park. Pilot Knob is a wonderful place to hike, picnic, snowmobile, horseback ride, or even drive through. You can see lots of great wildlife here including plenty of deer, turkeys, birds, fox, etc. Legend has it, you can even see an occasional mountain lion.

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Thank Anthony R

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