Lake Darling State Park Article

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Lake Darling State Park
Lake Darling State Park sign.jpg
Lake Darling State Park entrance sign.
Map showing the location of Lake Darling State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Darling State Park
Location of Lake Darling State Park in Iowa
Location Washington, Iowa, United States
Coordinates 41°11′30″N 91°53′45″W / 41.19167°N 91.89583°W / 41.19167; -91.89583
LAKE DARLING STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

41°11′30″N 91°53′45″W / 41.19167°N 91.89583°W / 41.19167; -91.89583
Area1,417 acres (5.73 km2)
Elevation682 ft (208 m) [1]
Established1950
Named for Jay Norwood Darling
Governing bodyIowa Department of Natural Resources
Website Lake Darling State Park
Lake Darling
Location Washington County, Iowa, US
Coordinates 41°12′10″N 91°54′22″W / 41.20278°N 91.90611°W / 41.20278; -91.90611
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area302  acres (1.2 km²)
Surface elevation656 ft (200 m)

Lake Darling State Park is a state park of Iowa, US. It is in Washington County and the park is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Brighton; 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Richland; and 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Pleasant Plain.

Lake Darling is 302 acres (122 ha) and has approximately 18 miles (29 km) of shoreline. It is located on Honey Creek, a minor tributary of the Skunk River. The park as a whole is 1,417 acres (5.73 km2) in size.

History

Lake Darling State Park was dedicated on September 17, 1950. The park is named after Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling.

Land usage

Lake Darling State Park has a picnic shelter, camping cabins, campsites, modern restrooms, playground equipment, several trails, and a beach with a concession stand. Lake Darling is also home to a variety of fish.

References

  1. ^ "Lake Darling State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-04-30. Retrieved 2011-02-27.

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