2018 Iowa State Park Closures

Major renovations are being done to some of Iowa’s most popular state parks resulting in some 2018 Iowa State Park closures. The end result will be more electrical sites and [...]

May 28th, 2018|1 Comment

Scarlet Tanager

In a panic, I fumbled with my camera to snap this photo of a striking songbird in Stone State Park. I was happy to see that my hurried shot captured [...]

July 1st, 2013|Tags: , |0 Comments

This Water Goes North

Before Bear Grylls, Cody Lundin, Les Stroud and Dave Canterbury made outdoor survival mainstream; Dennis Weidemann, Keith Kohler, Hank Kohler, and Rich Wiebke set out on an adventure that could [...]

April 30th, 2013|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Unexpected Guests

A sure sign of spring is when the Mallard ducks arrive on the park pond in my backyard. This year, a female Hooded Merganser showed up too. According to, [...]

March 30th, 2013|Tags: , , |0 Comments

New Field Office

I have had to make some decisions about the best way to go out and explore the parks around Iowa. My initial idea was to tent camp, but the amount [...]

March 5th, 2013|Tags: |0 Comments

Finishing Touches

I’m taking advantage of a warm November day to verify some final details for Iowa Parklands first product offering. A Ledges State Park trail map bandana seemed like an appropriate [...]

November 18th, 2012|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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