Part of what I like about hiking is the element of discovery and one of my favorite finds are unique signs on Iowa trails. I especially enjoy old and twisted signs that tell a story of the parks past like this Iowa Fish and Game Commission sign at Dolliver Memorial State Park.
Here is a dated list of rules at Lacey Keosauqua State Park from when the DNR was called the Iowa State Conservation Commission.
I ran across this sign deep in the woods at Shimek State Forest – Lick Creek Unit. It’s a joke that equestrian riders will recognize from the movie Lonesome Dove. A common joke was to ask a company that rented horses and rigs if they rented horses and pigs instead of a rigs.
As you can imaging — I love old maps. This map sign at Viking Lake State Park caught my eye for it’s weathered appearance.
I’m a sucker for multi-functional design and this trail bench at Wildcat Den State Park is a perfect example of that concept.
This cluster of mile marker signs on Lake Trail at Lacey Keosauqua State Park gave me a smile when I came upon them.
Do you know of some other unique signs on Iowa trails? Let me know where your favorites are in the comments below.
You have an Awesome Eye Matthew, thanks for everything you do. Your site is always entertaining and educational in a good way….
Thanks so much Bob! It’s fun to share the information and see what others are seeing out there too.