Dolliver Memorial State Park, Iowa

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Dolliver Memorial State Park is a wonderful little campground, not too far from Forest City, Iowa, that we came across several years ago.  It is nestled in a little valley of the Des Moines River and has quite a bit more to do that you would first assume. 

Some of the things you can find to do are follow the hiking trails to some Indian burial mounds, or down to the Bone Yard Hollow were early settlers found the bones of buffalo, possibly chased off cliffs into the ravine below by the areas first inhabitants, in a method of hunting for meat.  There is also a boat landing for those interested in fishing on the river, or for those who like to fish from shore, there are many places that have easy access to the river.  Or, the campground is a wonderful place to sit around a fire and visit with your friends, family, or make new friends with other campers.

The photos above are new as of spring 2013.  Since I originally documented the park, it has undergone some remodeling.  First, the dump station was moved and enlarged.  This makes it much more suited to larger camping units and can also handle two units at the same time.  Also, for those of you who enjoy off season camping, there was a permanent vault restroom added to the southern most end of the campground.  

360 Degree View of Dolliver Memorial State Park

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Here is a series of 360 degree photos that I took of the campground.  These photos were taken in the spring of 2014.  Please note you will need flash player to view the 360 degree photos.  Please visit Adobe's website at to obtain a free flash player.

Camping Etiquette

The blue arrows on the map below indicate the location of the photo, as well as the direction that it was taken.  The blue circles indicate a 360 degree view (flash player is required to view).  Also, the 360 degree view photos were taken in the spring of 2014.  The map of the campground below is from May of 2013.  If you would like a more recent map, or have any questions about the campground, please follow the link below to the official website.

Dolliver Memorial State Park Campground

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