Rock Creek State Park Article

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For the park in Washington, D.C. see Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek State Park
Rock Creek State Park bridge.jpg
Bridge over Rock Creek Lake for County Road F27
Map showing the location of Rock Creek State Park
Map showing the location of Rock Creek State Park
Location of Rock Creek State Park in Iowa
Location Jasper, Iowa, United States
Coordinates 41°44′56″N 92°50′33″W / 41.74889°N 92.84250°W / 41.74889; -92.84250
ROCK CREEK STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

41°44′56″N 92°50′33″W / 41.74889°N 92.84250°W / 41.74889; -92.84250
Area1,697 acres (6.87 km2) [1]
Elevation922 ft (281 m) [2]
Established1952
Governing bodyIowa Department of Natural Resources
Website Rock Creek State Park

Rock Creek State Park is a state park of Iowa, US. It is located in Jasper County, near Kellogg.

The 1,697-acre (687 ha) park was dedicated in 1952 and includes numerous boat launches and docks, picnic grounds, camping grounds, and trails for horseback riding and hiking. In the winter, the 602-acre (244 ha) lake may freeze over, and the park is a popular spot for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Grinnell is located 7 miles (11 km) to the east. The park's proximity to the town as well as a connecting bike path make the park a popular destination for students at Grinnell College.

Fishing is a popular thing at Rock Creek, Fish species are Black and White Crappie, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Freshwater Drum,and Walleye. Golden Shiners also have a small population here, two large Golden Shiners were caught while fishing for panfish.

Entrance sign

References

  1. ^ "Rock Creek State Park" (PDF). Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2011-01-23.
  2. ^ "Rock Creek State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-04-30. Retrieved 2011-02-27.

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