Yellow River State Forest is settled in Allamakee county which is located in the northeast corner of Iowa. The forest was establised in 1933 when a Civilian Conservation Corp purchased 1500 acres of land near the mouth of the Yellow River. The Forest currently consists of 6 units, and nearly 8503 acres. The origional 1500 acres that was purchased was donated to the National Park service in 1945 because of the Native American Effigy Mounds which were located there.
The forest offers many wonderful activies and breath taking scenic outlooks. There is camping, hiking trails, equestrian trails and camping, and much more. The Yellow River, and the Paint Creek both run through the park. These are great for canoeing, fishing, trout fishing, or even go for a little dip when you see a sandy area.
There is a location for tent camping, as well as trailor camping. The campsites provide easy access to the nearly 400 miles of hiking trails located in the forest. There is also a seperate equestrain campround with plenty of room for your camping needs, plus the horse trailor and several tie up areas for the horses.