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Fort Defiance State Park, Estherville

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Fort Defiance State Park is a state park of Iowa, USA, in Emmet County. The park is 191 acres (77 ha) and sits at an elevation of 1,453 feet (443 m). The park, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, was opened to the public in 1930. Fort Defiance State Park is open for year-round recreation including picnicking, hiking, and camping.
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  • I drove thru the park to look for deer and to look at the leaves. It is a nice drive and I was just killing time. I didn't see any deer and the leaves were mostly off there was one tent in the camp... 
    I drove thru the park to look for deer and to look at the leaves. It is a nice drive and I was just killing time. I didn't see any deer and the leaves were mostly off there was one tent in the camp...  more »
  • So Christmastime may not be the ideal time to visit but the park has great trails. No amenities were open but the trails are well marked and easy to hike. This is a great place to stretch your legs....  more
    So Christmastime may not be the ideal time to visit but the park has great trails. No amenities were open but the trails are well marked and easy to hike. This is a great place to stretch your legs....  more »
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  • Extremely great place for mt. biking! A few fallen trees here and there. Tons of trails that twist around. Plenty of potential for more!
  • Trails were after hard to figure out by the map, but was very relaxing peaceful hiking.

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