Site Details

Red Haw SP - Lucas County

GPS Coordinates: 40.9918196, -93.2777023

Management: State

Description: This 640 acre state park in south central Iowa is well known for its crappie fishing and can be very busy, especially on weekends. The redbud blooming each spring can be spectacular. The park features 70 acre Red Haw Lake, with a multi-use trail around the lake.

Habitat: Primarily mixed woodlands surrounding a man-made lake. Open areas provide habitat for meadow and edge species. Woodpeckers (including Red-headed), orioles, bluebirds, and flycatchers are common during the breeding season.

Directions: Go east of Chariton on Highway 34 for approximately three miles. The entrance will be on your right. A DNR administered wildlife management area adjoins the park to the south.