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Pike's Point State Park, Spirit Lake

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Pikes Point State Park is located southwest of Spirit Lake, Iowa, United States. It is a small park on a point of land that projects into West Okoboji Lake. It provides space for picnicking, including a shelter listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a playground, a swimming beach, boating and fishing on the lake.
Pikes Point was dedicated as a state park in 1931. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 778 built the shelter, steps, trails, plantings, and the footings for the latrine by March 17, 1934. The park was put under the jurisdiction of Gull Point State Park in 1936.
The picnic shelter is located at the base of a slope to the lake. The Rustic style structure features a back wall and stepped end walls composed of random rubble stone. On the center of the back wall is a fireplace flanked by two stone benches. Four round timber posts with bracing hold up the timber roof supports and shed roof. The roof extends as a 7ft overhang in the back. Another fireplace is located here. The patio in back continues to the hillside and ends at a curved stone bench. A set of 29 stone steps ascend the 25ft hill south of the shelter. The significance of its architecture is that it was designed to blend into its natural surroundings by means of its material, design, and workmanship. Plan a trip to Spirit Lake easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Great place for a picnic with plenty of tables, go for a dip in the lake, and stay for a sunset view! Some steps take you down lakeside. 
    Great place for a picnic with plenty of tables, go for a dip in the lake, and stay for a sunset view! Some steps take you down lakeside.  more »
  • Went there on a motorcycle trip. It has the most beautiful view of the river valley. I highly recommend it. 
    Went there on a motorcycle trip. It has the most beautiful view of the river valley. I highly recommend it.  more »

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