Unique Signs on Iowa Trails

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Unique Signs on Iowa Trails - Dolliver Memorial State Park

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.

Unique Signs on Iowa Trails - Lacey Keosauqua 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.

Unique Signs on Iowa Trails - Shimek State Forest

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.

Unique Signs on Iowa Trails - Viking Lake State Park

As you can imaging — I love old maps. This map sign at Viking Lake State Park caught my eye for it’s weathered appearance.

Unique Signs on Iowa Trails - Wildcat Den State Park

I’m a sucker for multi-functional design and this trail bench at Wildcat Den State Park is a perfect example of that concept.

Unique Signs on Iowa Trails - Lacey Keosauqua State Park

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.

2018-04-01T14:39:01+00:00July 4th, 2017|2 Comments

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I launched Iowa Parklands in November of 2012. It’s an enjoyable way to blend my interests in design, fitness and outdoor places in Iowa. — Matthew

2 Comments

  1. Bob Knuth July 10, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    You have an Awesome Eye Matthew, thanks for everything you do. Your site is always entertaining and educational in a good way….

    • Matt July 12, 2017 at 9:56 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Bob! It’s fun to share the information and see what others are seeing out there too.

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