Elinor Bedell State Park – Milford, Iowa

peregrine campingElinor Bedell State Park – Milford, Iowa 

Near the eastern side of East Lake Okoboji a new state park has been developed. The land, part of which had been in the Bedell family for some time,represents one of the last remaining open spaces in a region that is among Iowa’s most popular tourist destination – the Iowa Great Lakes. It was given to the state in honor of former United States representative’s Berkley Bedell’s wife.

This area has long been a great flyway. Two miles of paved trails have been developed so one can walk, hike, run, bicycle, or rollerblade. The shelter house and informational kiosk are just now being developed. A primitive youth group camping area where canoers can paddle in and out has been completed that will allow for great overnight adventures. Near the main road there will be room for a few recreational vehicles. A children’s playground devoted to those activities preferred by two to five year olds is being put into place. A large portion of the land has been left in its natural state so that flora and fauna can be observed.

Admission – None

Directions – south of U. S. Highways 71 and 9 on 250th Avenue

Hours – sunrise to sunset, except for campers

Phone – (712) 337-3211

Contact Information
Gull Point State Park
1500 Harpen Street
Milford, IA 51351
ph. 712/337-3211  

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