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Backbone State Park was Iowa's first state park and dedicated in 1920. In addition to Backbone lake, the park consists of 1,780 acres and is heavily wooded with a variety of tree species, predominantly oak and maple.

One and two bedroom cabins are available to rent as well as a stone lodge that overlooks the lake.

Backbone State Park is located 3 miles south of Strawberry Point in northwestern Delaware County.

Location: 1347 129th Street, Dundee Iowa 52038 Telephone 563-924-2527 Fax 563-924-2827

Other Iowa State Parks nearby:
(Dundee) Backbone State Park
(Waterloo) George Wyth State Park
(Dubuque) Mines of Spain Recreation Area
(McGregor) Pikes Peak State Park
(Mc Gregor) Pikes Peak State Park
(Palo) Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area

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