Pilot Knob State Park Maps

Forest City, IA

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Pilot Knob State Park Description

Pilot Knob State Park is one of the oldest units in the state park system. It was dedicated on September 11, 1924. Standing atop the tower on "Pilot Knob," visitors have a spectacular view. From the tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, one can see great expanses of some of the most fertile farmland in the world. After glaciers leveled the prairies of north-central Iowa, they deposited the rocks and earth that formed the hills and valleys that are now Pilot Knob. In earlier times, pioneers used the Pilot Knob as a guide as they traveled west in covered wagons, thus givin

: 43.255, -93.575
: 700 acres (2.83 km²)
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