Pilot Mound State Forest Article

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Pilot Mound State Forest
Pilot Mound State Forest Aerial Topo.png
Aerial photograph and topography of the forest.
Map showing the location of Pilot Mound State Forest
Map showing the location of Pilot Mound State Forest
Location of Pilot Mound State Forest
Location Boone, Iowa, United States
Coordinates 42°9′11″N 94°0′31″W / 42.15306°N 94.00861°W / 42.15306; -94.00861
PILOT MOUND STATE FOREST Latitude and Longitude:

42°9′11″N 94°0′31″W / 42.15306°N 94.00861°W / 42.15306; -94.00861
Area33 acres (13 ha)
Elevation1,150 ft (350 m)
Governing bodyIowa Department of Natural Resources

Pilot Mound State Forest is located in Boone County, Iowa, about 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Pilot Mound and 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Boone. The forest sits atop a 70-foot (21 m) glacial mound of the same name.

History

The land that would become Pilot Mound State Forest was donated to the state of Iowa in 1939 by B. P. Holst. The mound of the same name within the forest was once used as a natural water tower for the city of Pilot Mound. The land is used for study and research of forest growth. [1]

Access to the Forest

Pilot Mound State Forest lies near the intersection of I Avenue and 140th Street in Boone County. A narrow access road to the since-removed water tower begins at 140th Street and ends at the top of the mound, which is the second-highest point in the county. Picnicking, hiking, and hunting are permitted within the boundaries of the forest. [1]

References

  1. ^ a b Wolf, Robert Charles (1991). Iowa State Parks. Ames: Iowa State University Press ISBN  0-8138-1858-3.