Friends of the Loess Hills State Forest & Preparation Canyon State Park
Golden Hills provides support to the Friends of the Loess Hills State Forest and Preparation Canyon State Park as part of our efforts to improve outdoor recreation and land stewardship in the region.
About the Friends Group
The Friends group is dedicated to improving the Loess Hills State Forest and Preparation Canyon State Park through volunteering, fundraising, and other support.
The State Forest and State Park are public conservation and recreation areas located near the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway in Harrison and Monona counties. Both are owned and managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
About the Forest & Park: The Loess Hills State Forest is open daily and includes more than 50 miles of hiking trails across four units (Little Sioux, Mondamin, Pisgah, and Preparation Canyon). Hunting and primitive camping are allowed throughout the State Forest, and several ponds are popular for fishing. Learn more at the official Loess Hills State Forest website (Iowa Department of Natural Resources). Preparation Canyon State Park is open 4:00am-10:30pm daily. The State Park has 10 primitive hike-in camping sites but dispersed camping is not allowed elsewhere in the state park.. More details available from the official Preparation Canyon State Park website (Iowa Department of Natural Resources).