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Stone State Park, Sioux City

Stone State Park is a state park of Iowa, USA, located in the bluffs and ravines adjacent to the Big Sioux River. The park consists of 1069acre in Woodbury and Plymouth Counties near Sioux City, and overlooks the South Dakota-Iowa border. Stone Park is near the northernmost extent of the Loess Hills, and is at the transition from clay bluffs and prairie to sedimentary rock hills and bur oak forest along the Iowa side of the Big Sioux River. A variety of prairie plants can be found on the steep slopes and ridges, including yucca, penstemon, rough blazing star, silky aster, and pasque flower. Wild turkey, white-tailed deer, coyote, and red fox are found in the park. Birdlife includes the turkey vulture, barred owl, rufous-sided (eastern) towhee, and the ovenbird. Exposed bedrock in the park is composed of lignite, shale, sandstone, and limestone, and dates to the Cretaceous period; it is rich in marine fossils. The park contains many miles of hiking and equestrian trails, and is a popular destination for day visitors, overnight campers, mountain bike enthusiasts, and picnickers.
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  • Just wanted to get out in nature. Didn't spend long but it is definitely a place to spend time at and will go back again and again. Lookouts were nice, unfortunately it was hazy this day so couldn't.....  more »
  • This is a real jewel, located just outside of Sioux City's Riverside area. There is no fee to enter, and we do enjoy just driving through sometimes to get a taste of nature. We have seen many deer.....  more »
  • I love coming here! My children love coming here! We are always hiking or throwing a party or just going for a little fishing trip it's absolutely gorgeous and a great place to get away. When you need a break from the city life. I'm happy that you can get one bar or two bars on your phone in case of emergencies now but I do tell you this I never have to take out my phone nor do my children asked to play on their electronics when we are here.
  • I absolutely love renting the lodge. For birthday parties. For baby showers. It's the perfect location because it's peaceful and spacious. Indoor kitchen and bathroom, fireplace as well. I recommend it to all my friends ♥️

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