Do you enjoy the outdoors? YES?! Then this series is for you! We will be looking at as many wheelchair accessible parks in Iowa that we can find over the course of this month. So, without further ado, I'm Emily and let's get started!
Big Creek State Park
Iowa has its fair share of state parks. All large with plenty of actives for families, groups, and singles (meaning if you're alone). Big Creek is 814 acres of land located 2 miles north of Polk County.
Big Creek has a 4.6-star rating and multiple great reviews. Some label their trip as the most fun they've had. Some have said the natural resources are great for being in the middle of Iowa—you know, the corn state—and that the recreational areas are very well kept and maintained. It's a great way to spend your time and is worth the visit!
This park provides just about anything you can think of as far as amenities go. To name all of those would take a minute so buckle up! The amenities include a Beach, Bicycling, Bird Watching, Boat Rental, Concession, Dock, Fishing, Frisbee Disc Golf, Hiking, Kayak Rental, Paddle Boating, Park Lake, Parking, Picnic Area, Playground, Swimming-Beach, Trails, and Wildflower Viewing. Phew! That was a lot! The park is also within a mile of shopping, church, horseback riding, and archery- to name a few. Sounds like a resort!
The park offers 26 miles of paved multi-use trails that stretch from the beach, south through the Saylorville Lake area all the way to Des Moines. The trails even connect to Iowa's famous High Trestle Trail. Big Creek also has an accessible pear where you can fish, bird watch or just look out over the water. Sometimes that's what I like to do. It's so peaceful.
Wow! Sounds like a load of fun with so much to do! See you there!!
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