Viking Lake State Park
2780 Viking Lake Rd.
Stanton, IA 51573
State Park: Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
Is one of the most popular state parks in southwest Iowa due to its accessibility and variety of recreational opportunities. A large portion of the 1,000-acre park has been left in its natural state and has an abundance of wild flowers, plants and wildlife. It is not uncommon to see beavers, turkeys, muskrats, ducks, shore birds and white-tailed deer. Many of the park’s hills and valleys were once campsites of Native American tribes and artifacts were uncovered when the dam was being constructed.