Site Details

Beeds Lake SP - Franklin County

GPS Coordinates: 42.7684388, -93.243928

Management: State

Description: 319 acre with 99 acre man-made lake surrounded by trees. Administered by the DNR

Habitat: Lake has loons, ducks, grebes, and terns during spring migration. Woods have nice areas for migrant warblers, thrushes, and sparrows. The west end of the lake sometimes has shorebirds.

Directions: Start Point: Intersection of IA 3 and US 65 in Hampton. Head EAST 2 miles on IA 3 to Nettle Ave. Turn right (NORTH) and proceed 1.8 miles to park entrance.