The park includes walking paths and four shelters, as well as Lake Starker (constructed 1905, 1.5 acres, 0.6 hectares), the Hawkeye Natives Log Cabin (replica constructed 1910), Zebulon Pike Memorial, and Foehlinger Fountain. It also includes the Black Hawk Spring and Cave, commemorating Chief Black Hawk. One can crawl for more than a hundred feet through a rock tube before the passage gets too small. Note that a cold natural spring is running through this tube as well.
It is reputed to be the site where the American flag was first raised on Iowa’s soil, by Zebulon Pike in 1805.
Location: located alongside the Mississippi River at Parkway Drive, Burlington, Iowa.