Rediscovering Ledges State Park: A Master Plan for Redeveloping, 1981

(1981) Rediscovering Ledges State Park: A Master Plan for Redeveloping, 1981. Natural Resources, Department of


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In 1921, 644 acres of rugged and wooded land along Pea's Creek, a tributary stream of the Des Moines River in Boone County, was acquired by the State of Iowa. The site, known as the "Ledges" because of its outstanding sandstone formations, was purchased for the purposes of preserving the area's splendid beauty and unique features as well as providing open space and recreation opportunities for a growing central Iowa population. Dedicated as a state park in 1924, Ledges is one of Iowa's original and oldest state parks. By 1945, Ledges State Park had been expanded to 860 acres, and recent lands transferred to the State of Iowa by the U. S . Army Corps of Engineers as mitigation for lands periodically flooded by the Saylorville Reservoir have increased the area to 1,117 acres.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: geological, geology, Ledges State Park
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Earth sciences
Natural resources and environment > State parks and beaches
ID Code: 40488
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2022 15:52
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 15:52