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Estherville - Fort Defiance State Park

3642 174th Street

Fort Defiance State Park's 191 acres of rugged woodland provide a beautiful contrast to the gently rolling surrounding farmlands. The park's trails, picnic areas and scenic overlooks provide a great place to relax. Its lush cover of vegetation includes hawthorn, plum, locust and many species of the state tree - the oak. In the spring, the slopes are speckled with trillium, bloodroot, hepatica and violets. A small prairie with native grasses and flowers, including the endangered prairie bush clover, thrives on a secluded knoll.


Lynette Crees

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
Beautiful park! Highlight of Estherville. Come see for yourself. Many deer are there.

J Lyles

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
One other the most beautiful parks I've ever seen! Great place to visit!

Jake S

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
Quiet park with rolling hills and trees in Northern Iowa.

Tim Koen

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Like to go for walks out there and look at all the trees and everything and sometimes get to see deer!

Laura Haase

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Nice trails

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