Horseshoe Bend Park – Milford, Iowa

Horseshoe Bend Park

Horseshoe Bend Park – Milford, Iowa

This 180-acre recreational area and park is open all year round. It is bisected by the Little Sioux River and contains lowland and upland forests, meadows, and marshes. Scattered around are three shelter houses usable in spring, summer, and fall. offers an extensive trail system winding through river valley and upland forests, meadows, marshes, and oxbow ponds. This diversity of habitats and lends itself to a richness of animal life, including deer, beaver, woodpeckers, songbirds, and hawks.

Wildlife management techniques used include wildflower planting, wildlife food plots, and artificial nesting structures. Facilities include a "warming shelter" with aspectacular river valley outlook, a playground featuring a huge 40′ enclosed tube slide, wildlife-viewing blind, aesthetic footbridges spanning the river, modern bathroom facilities, and a picnic area.

Equipment and shelter rentals are available. Special rates can be arranged for private parties and non-profit groups.

Admission – None

Directions – 3 miles south on U. S. Highway 71 and 4 miles west on 240th Street from Milford, Iowa 51351
Hours – sunrise to sunset

Phone – (712) 338-4786  


  1. Hello, this is more of a question then a comment. My family is looking for a fun place to go this christmas break. We have heard alot of great things about your snow runs, but im looking for cost, times, dates your open. We would be a party of 20 maybe a few more. Could someone email me back with a different site with more info. or a phone number we could call and ask our questions.

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