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Gull Point State Park, Milford

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Gull Point State Park is a state park of Iowa, US, located on West Okoboji Lake in the city of Wahpeton. It is the primary state park unit in the Iowa Great Lakes region. Two areas of the park were listed as nationally recognized historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 778 worked at Gull Point from 1934 to 1935. The significance of the architecture used by the CCC is that it was designed to blend into its natural surroundings by means of its material, design, and workmanship.
There are two buildings that make up "Area A" on the National Register: the lodge and the boathouse. The CCC started construction on the lodge by July 1934 and it was finished in April 1935. It is an irregularly shaped building composed of rubble sandstone built on a concrete foundation. It is capped with an intersecting gable roof. Overlooking the lake is a three-sided bay covered by a pyramid roof. The boathouse was begun on September 24, 1934 and completed by February 1935. It is a rectangular building with hexagonal tower on its northeast corner. Like the lodge, it is composed of rubble sandstone and built on a concrete foundation. The boathouse has space for 30 boats and the custodian's office. The two-story tower is open on the top floor and enclosed on the lower floor.
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  • For the past fifty years I have been enjoying this Iowa State Park on the West Shore of Lake Okoboji. The really great beach is out on the point on the South side. The sand is very good and the slope....  more »
  • Gull State Park has an excellent camp ground with spots for RV's as well as tent camping. It has clean modern restroom and shower facilities. There is an abundance of trees for shade and it's close...  more »
  • First time visitor. It was a fantastic location. Very accessible. Bathrooms are off the charts clean and nice. Campsites are a little small but electric sites are available. Showers are free!!!
  • I just wish we had water hook up. But oh well can't have everything when camping. Really quite place. And very beautiful

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