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Lake Darling State Park
Lake Darling State Park sign.jpg
Lake Darling State Park entrance sign.
Location Washington, Iowa, United States
Area 1,417 acres (5.73 km2)
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Established 1950
Named for Jay Norwood Darling
Governing body Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Website Lake Darling State Park
Lake Darling
Location Washington County, Iowa, US
Basin countries United States
Surface area 302 acres (1.2 km²)
Surface elevation 656 ft (200 m)

Lake Darling State Park is a state park of Iowa, US. It is in Washington County and the park is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Brighton; 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Richland; and 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Pleasant Plain.

Lake Darling is 302 acres (122 ha) and has approximately 18 miles (29 km) of shoreline. It is located on Honey Creek, a minor tributary of the Skunk River. The park as a whole is 1,417 acres (5.73 km2) in size.

History

Lake Darling State Park was dedicated on September 17, 1950. The park is named after Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling.

Land usage

Lake Darling State Park has a picnic shelter, camping cabins, campsites, restrooms, playground equipment, boat rentals, several trails, and a beach. Lake Darling is also home to a variety of fish.

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