Lake Darling is happy to welcome back Iowa Woodturning Artist, Rob Wallace as a part of the 100th Anniversary celebration of State Parks through "20 Artists, 20 Parks." You won't want to miss this event! Learn more on the DNR's website found here on this blog: Iowa Launches ‘20 Artists, 20 Parks’ to Commemorate State Park Centennial
The Lake Darling Boathouse Rental Pricing is as follows for the 2019 season:
Friends of Lake Darling would like to extend a huge thank you to the Washington Iowa Soil and Water Conservation District for providing us with a grant to purchase and assemble Nature Study backpacks for adults and youth. The Nature Study backpacks are available to be checked out at Lake Darling's Boathouse, campground hosts, or the Park's staff. This generous grant allowed us to purchase 6 youth backpacks and 4 adult backpacks which include nets, binoculars, specimen dishes, magnifying glasses, and field guides - everything you'd need to explore Lake Darling!
Friends of Lake Darling hopes these Nature Study backpacks will help encourage exploration and awareness of the wildlife, ecosystems, conservation, and watershed management at Lake Darling. The backpacks will be available to check out from campground hosts, Lake Darling Boathouse and Parks staff.
There are both adult and children nature study backpacks available for checkout free of charge thanks to the Washington Iowa Soil and Water Conservation District! We hope children and their families will take advantage of these backpacks to explore, learn, and enjoy the benefits of conservation and being outdoors at Lake Darling.
Friends of Lake Darling were awarded a Grant from the Washington Riverboat Foundation of $135,000! The grant will be used to finish the ADA trail over the bridge and to the east side of Lake Darling State Park. Friends of Lake Darling is very excited to receive funding for this project.
We want to thank the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, Iowa DNR, and all of you who enjoy and love Lake Darling as much as we do!