Site Details

Backbone State Park - Delaware County

GPS Coordinates: 42.6228442, -91.5617752

Management: State

Description: This is a great place to visit. It has camping, cabins to rent, 21 miles of trails, swimming beach, lake, trout fishing, boats to rent, boat ramp, picnic tables, grills and toilets.

Habitat: 2001 acres, mostly timber, with the lake, stream, and scenic bluffs. It is a great place to go bird watching.

Directions: The address is 1282 120th Street, Strawberry Point. The park has more than one entrance, but directions to the main entrance are as follows. From Strawberry Point go South on HWY 3 for 2 miles. Turn right onto W69 (Forestville Rd) and go 4 miles. This becomes 140th Ave. Turn right onto 129th Street and this will take you into the park. From Manchester go North on IA-13 for 6miles. Turn left onto C 64 (150th St) and go 3miles. Turn right onto Firefly Rd and go 1 mile. Turn left onto 129th St and this will take you into the park.


Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Backbone State Park