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Stone State Park
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Stone State Park Spider Web © Ken Johnson
Beautiful and complex spider web found on an early morning trek.
Stone State Park Fall Colors © Ken Johnson
Beautiful Fall day at Stone State Park in Sioux City, IA
Stone State Park Sunrise © Ken Johnson
Early morning view through the trees of our rising sun.
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5001 Talbot Road
Sioux City, Iowa   51103

Phone: 712-255-4698
Reservations: 877-427-2757
Email: park email button icon
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bridle Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
 Electric Sitesyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
The campground has 30 camp sites (9 with electric hookup). Starting February 13, 2006 advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available for self-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Stone State Park is located near Le Mars, Sioux City and South Sioux City

Stone State Park is a great place for a family picnic. Three open shelters are available and may be reserved for a fee. Picnic areas are located throughout the park and many offer beautiful views of the Loess Hills and surrounding area. Picnic areas contain tables and grills for use by the public.
Trails in the park are used by a variety of visitors and not all uses are compatible with one another. For the safety of all park visitors, and the protection of the park's resources; bicyclists, snowmobilers, and horseback riders are required to stay on trails designated for their use. Snowmobiling is also permitted on unplowed roadways unless marked otherwise. Trails may be closed temporarily by the park ranger if conditions are wet or otherwise unsafe. Call the park office for the latest trail conditions.

Stone State Park contains 6 miles of equestrian trails, 6 miles of mountain bike and snowmobile trails and 8 miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails.

Visitors are attracted to the rugged topography of Stone Park, which is typical of the Loess Hills of western Iowa. The park offers many scenic vistas of wooded valleys, dry prairie ridges, the Big Sioux River, and the neighboring states of South Dakota and Nebraska. The 220 mile-long Loess Hills Scenic Byway passes through the park.
Nature Programs
A visit to Stone Park would not be complete without a visit to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. The center features a variety of interpretive displays, including a "walk-under" prairie, a 400-gallon aquarium of native fish, and natural history dioramas. A children's discovery area provides opportunity to handle furs, antlers, fossils, and other artifacts. Two miles of hiking trails exist around the nature center. The hours are: Tues. - Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m., Weekends, 1-4 p.m. Closed Mondays and Holidays. The center is managed by the Woodbury County Conservation Board. For more information call (712) 258-0838.
Area Attractions
The park is located in the northwest corner of Sioux City, along Iowa Highway 12, four miles north of Interstate Highway 29. The park consists of 1,069 acres in Woodbury and Plymouth Counties.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 19 Wilderness not far away from the city by Tucker
park review stars; one to five Lots of trails and back country make this large park one of a kind, especially since it is within the Sioux City boundaries. Many birds and other animals can be seen here in the wooded valleys and the beautiful prairie hilltops of the Loess Hills.
July 13 A great park by K.G.
park review stars; one to five A great park with great trails. Plenty of trails to hike on and you can easily spend an entire evening on Mt. Lucia staring off into the distance. Plenty of spots to picnic and even areas to camp.
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