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Soothing waterfall sounds. #waterfall #getoutside #iowaparks #nature
Could really go for a breakfast like this right now instead of the cereal bar I just ate 😲
📷 @sackpephirom captured this relaxing moment at Thomas Mitchell Park! #LeadingYouOutdoors
We took a break from driving to play in the Volga river yesterday 🛣 half of the fun of road tripping is stumbling upon hidden gems off the beaten path✨ #beauvilleventures #ouradvanture #vanscape #exploremoreoutdoors #happycampers #roadtrippers #chevyvan #beauville #volgariver #iowaparks #iowaoutdoors #offthebeatenpath #camperswithoutaplan #goalsaf #diycampervan #dogswhotravel
We stumbled upon a park full of equestrian trails yesterday🗺 the dogs got to play in the river and the van enjoyed views of some horses🐎 #diycampervan #vanscape #beauvilleventures #exploremoreoutdoors #dogswhotravel #happycampers #camperswithoutaplan #gowiththeflow #chevyvan #beauville #iowa #volgariver #iowaparks #findyourwild #roadtrippers #ouradvanture
Dachshund swimming.learning to water retrieve. #dachshund #waterdog #camping #iowaparks
Tickets for Glow Wild are now on sale at www.glowwildiowa.com! This event will feature popular country music artist @drakewhitestomp ! Come for the entire day or just for the concert. It's going to be a good time!
I’ve been busy discovering all of the nooks and crannies that local parks have to offer — I’m always looking for something new! What are some of your favorite nature spots in Iowa? 🌿
6-29-18 🌿 seriously hotter than hell outside for a tent camp evening - stuck to the sleeping bag - stuck to the air mattress - woke up with wet hair 😅 but that's what it's all about right?? 😅👍🏻 despite the heat & humidity - we sat around in our own company and talked about our week, made fun of the tan lines where our rolls are, and had an awesome supper under the stars... And that my friends is therapy. ✌🏻️ #explore #getoutside #wander #roamearth #outdoors #adventureawaits #stayandwander #globaloutdoorsurvivalclub #happycampers #lifeofadventure #outdoors #outdoorphotography #iowaphotographer #iowaparks #camplife #tentcamping
It’s good to feel small in a big world, or on a big rock. Wapsipinicon State Park is a great place to admire mossy sandstone and limestone bluffs, crevices, and caves
We hope everyone is safe and doing well after this past weekend's events. Due to the heavy rainfall there are multiple parks that are currently under water and the gates are closed. Please do not ignore closed gates, as they are there for your safety. [Pictured: Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt] 🚣 Stay updated on PCC park and trail closures at leadingyououtdoors.org or watching our highlighted story on Instagram.
⚠Before and after: Water is quickly rising at Jester Park. The first picture shown is from yesterday and the second is from today. Please be cautious and obey park signage and road closures.⚠ Check back on our story for more park and trail closures as this week goes on. #LeadingYouOutdoors
Saw this stump from a sawed off limb at the park and just had to stop and admire the near symmetry of it. Kind of looked like a stylized heart to me. #stuffiseeoutwhilewalking #nature #naturephotography #naturephoto #tree #iowaparks #treestump
Grabbing a little mid-day snack. 🦌 Hot day and plenty of shady bushes nearby to nap between bites. ~ ~ ~ #whitetaildeer #Iowa #iowawildlife #nofilters #wildlife #wildlifephotography #thisisIowa #highlightiowa #takeitoutside #iowaparks #iowadnr #iowagrams
The calm before the storm
Listening to the trickle of Bridal Veil Falls
Monarch Paradise
“The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days”
The only fire lookout in the state 🔥
Sunset Squares. Did you know this design sets up the concept of entering a coal mine as you head down the trail, representing the history of the river valley below?
Cooling off in a cave
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure at least a few of them are dirt”
What’s tougher, getting the tent back in the bag or toothpaste back in the tube? Great weekend @Rock Creek State Park and Grinnell Heritage Farm. #iowa #iowaparks #fishiowa #fishing #teamcarrot
*PARK & TRAIL CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING* Due to recent heavy rainfall, the following trails, campgrounds, and areas within Polk County Conservation parks and trails have been closed or are currently affected: JESTER PARK - Campground #3 and interior park boat ramp are closed due to flooding. - Campground #2 - Campground #6 - Campground #4 (lower half) - Shelter #4 - Hickory Ridge Trail - Mile Long Bridge/Lincoln Access Boat Ramp - Equestrian Center public trails, guided trail rides & wagon rides **Beginning on Monday, June 25th, Jester Park users will need to temporarily enter the park through the new entrance road near the intersection of NW 128th St. & NW 120th Ave. Follow temporary park signage. The front and back park entrance/exit will be CLOSED INDEFINITELY until the water recedes. YELLOW BANKS PARK - Lower group sites are currently closed due to flooding. - Boat ramp CHICHAQUA BOTTOMS GREENBELT - Electric Campground - Canoe rentals are suspended until further notice - Trestle to Trestle Trail at Lower Beaver To stay updated on closures and other news visit our website at www.leadingyououtdoors.org
Bad weather hasn't stopped our PCC Youth Corps crew! Yesterday they helped out @jpechorses pulling invasive plant species from the pasture and today they are hard at work installing rocks along the edges of stairs and back filling them with gravel to help prevent erosion at Jester Park. #LeadingYouOutdoors
Summer camps and programs are in full force this season with Polk County Conservation! 🏕 Our Junior Naturalist Campers had a blast exploring Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt last week! Register for a fun summer program for you or or your kids online at www.leadingyououtdoors.org. #LeadingYouOutdoors
The field school season is underway at Mini-Wakan State Park in Dickinson County! Students began working with State Archaeologist, John Doershuk, last week. So far they've found this Prairie Lakes Woodland impact-damaged arrow point, and a basal pottery sherd that measures 22 mm thick! #iowa #archaeology #fieldschool #archaeologicalfieldschool #arrowhead #lithics #iowastateparks #iowaparks #thisisiowa
I got to spend Father's Day afternoon with my family at one our local @publiclandsproud state parks. Pikes Peak State Park. On clear days, the view is as amazing as any view, anywhere. #publiclandowner #iowaparks
Wapsipinicon state park Вход в пещеру. #wapsipinicon #usaparks #iowaparks
Wapsipinicon state park Пещера. #wapsipiniconstatepark #cave #пещеры #iowaparks #usaparks
. . Gave outdoor bouldering a try for the 2nd time ever today! . It was 93 degrees out, which is coincidentally how many bug bites I got as well. . Finished a handful of easy stuff and this sweet jump move. Would have been easier to find the holds if they’d been taped or something. Buncha lazy ass routesetters... . Film and finger shot @cjwestlake Psych by @climb_so_ill_normo .
Nature is full of bright colors and beauty that will surprise you. Get outside and explore!#LeadingYouOutdoors
The Gronbach Family 🇺🇸💙❤️ @js_gronbach #familyphotography #sneakpeek #6monthsold #iowaparks
It has been one of those weeks. I am in need of some serious rest and recoup time, which for me always includes nature in some way. I hope you find me on the water this weekend in our new kayaks. Get outside and enjoy nature, you won’t be disappointed.
Three signs, one road (Quarry St & Ice Cave Rd are the same), and apparently no one knows what the spring(s) is/are called... oh, those pesky esses. #decorah #parksandrec calls it Dunning’s Spring, while the Iowa DNR calls it Dunning Spring, and the rest of the internet seems to be a toss up. #dunningsprings #dunningssprings #dunningsspring #dunningspring #decorahparks #eitherwayitsbeautiful #beautifulnomatterwhat #iowa #iowaparks #decorahparksandrec #parksigns #apostrophesmatter #apostrophe #apostrophecatastrophe #apostropheproblems
Ledges has to be my favorite park I’ve been to in Iowa. So many adventures to be had no matter how many times you’ve been here #hiking #parks #park #ledges #iowa #iowaparks #statepark
Starting the week off right with a trail run. Thankful for the beautiful weather and for organizations like Polk County Conservation, @inhf , @REI , and others such as the @iceagetrailorg who keep our trails in the midwest accessible to everyone. Life is good y'all. #trailrunning #GetOutside #Conservation #IowaParks #ig_Iowa #ExploringIowa #thankful
It’s finally nice in Iowa and we can adventure again! We creek hiked at Ledges today and as always- the kids could have stayed all day. #ledgesstatepark #iowa #hikeiowa #iowastateparks #iowaparklands #iowaparks #exploreiowa #creekhiking #stonebridge #hikingwithkids #adventure
A little solitary bee doing what he does best! 📷 Ohio Spiderwort [Tradescantia ohiensis] 🐝
First good swim of the year was an amazing experience #iowa #quarry #summer #iowaparks
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