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Yellow River State Forest, Harpers Ferry

4.8
#20 of 56 in Nature in Iowa
Forest · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Yellow River State Forest, (YRSF), is mostly forested land owned by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. It is located in the southeastern corner of Allamakee County, the most northeasterly of Iowa's counties. It is adjacent to the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and is just north of Effigy Mounds National Monument in the bluff region of the Upper Mississippi River.
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  • Miles and miles of uninterrupted trail. The silence is awe inspiring, as are the views. We didn’t cross paths with any other hikers, although saw a handful at a campsite near the entrance. Some steep....  more
    Miles and miles of uninterrupted trail. The silence is awe inspiring, as are the views. We didn’t cross paths with any other hikers, although saw a handful at a campsite near the entrance. Some steep....  more »
  • We ran out of time after visiting Pikes Peak State Park and Effigy Mounds National Monument. It wasn’t a particularly easy place to find but we visited the Paint Creek Unit in the forest. We took a... 
    We ran out of time after visiting Pikes Peak State Park and Effigy Mounds National Monument. It wasn’t a particularly easy place to find but we visited the Paint Creek Unit in the forest. We took a...  more »
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  • We’ve been visiting this campground for years now. We love it. No cell signal and no electricity. Two creek crossings to get to the campground we like. Great memories made there.
  • Worked with Joe from the DNR office to find a good hiking route - he was awesome and very helpful! The trail was great and had lots of good views. Highly recommend!

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