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Yellow River State Forest Backpacking by Becca Schwartz

Yellow River Forest is located in Allamakee County in northeast Iowa. Its headquarters and recreation facilities are located on county highway approximately 4 miles southeast of Waterville or 3 miles west of Harpers Ferry.

Little Paint Creek at Yellow River State Forest by Steve Hanson #Iowa

Little Paint Creek at Yellow River State Forest by Steve Hanson

Explore northeast Iowa and Yellow River State Forest this fall before temperatures drop and schedules get hectic | Iowa DNR

Explore northeast Iowa and Yellow River State Forest this fall before temperatures drop and schedules get hectic

The Yellow River Forest - NE Iowa  Beautiful!  One of my favorite places to camp, hike & paddle.

The Yellow River Forest - NE Iowa Beautiful! One of my favorite places to camp, hike & paddle.

Yellow River, submitted by Kim Landreth. #Fall in #Iowa

Yellow River, submitted by Kim Landreth.

Explore northeast Iowa and Yellow River State Forest this fall before temperatures drop and schedules get hectic | Iowa DNR

Explore northeast Iowa and Yellow River State Forest this fall before temperatures drop and schedules get hectic

Yellow River area by Denise Brooks-Stone. #Fall in #Iowa.

Yellow River area by Denise Brooks-Stone.

Yellow River State Forest Backpacking by Becca Schwartz

Yellow River Forest is located in Allamakee County in northeast Iowa.

Yellow River area by Denise Brooks-Stone. #Fall in #Iowa.

Yellow River area by Denise Brooks-Stone.

Yellow River Forest by Kim Landreth. #Fall in #Iowa

Yellow River Forest by Kim Landreth.

14 mile loop in Iowa  Rip & Go: Backpack Trail, Yellow River State Forest, IA - Backpacker

Rip & Go: Backpack Trail, Yellow River State Forest, IA

14 mile loop in Iowa Rip & Go: Backpack Trail, Yellow River State Forest, IA - Backpacker

Travel | Iowa | USA | Attractions | Hidden Gems | Tunnels | Things To Do | Day Trips | Places To Visit | State Parks | Harmon Tunnel | Easy Hikes | Trails | Ruins | Abandoned Places | Forest | Manmade Beauty | History | Scenic Drive | Middle River

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Travel | Iowa | USA | Attractions | Hidden Gems | Tunnels | Things To Do | Day Trips | Places To Visit | State Parks | Harmon Tunnel | Easy Hikes | Trails | Ruins | Abandoned Places | Forest | Manmade Beauty | History | Scenic Drive | Middle River

Always take the scenic route (especially for fall colors) | Iowa DNR

Always take the scenic route (especially for fall colors)

Lewis and Clark State Park, submitted by Becky Fry Adams. #Fall in #Iowa

Lewis and Clark State Park, submitted by Becky Fry Adams.

Gotta love nature humor. | Iowa DNR

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Spring is here - time to start looking for wildflowers! Remember: look, don't pick!

The colorful return of wildflowers to Iowa's woodlands each spring is a thankful sign that winter is (mostly) behind us. Head out to an Iowa state park or preserve to take in the show, and be sure to