Lake Darling State Park

Lake Darling State Park is a state park of Iowa, US. It is in Washington County and the park is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Brighton; 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Richland; and 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Pleasant Plain.

Lake Darling State Park
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Lake Darling State Park entrance sign.
Map showing the location of Lake Darling State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Darling State Park
Location of Lake Darling State Park in Iowa
LocationWashington, Iowa, United States
Coordinates41°11′30″N 91°53′45″W / 41.19167°N 91.89583°W / 41.19167; -91.89583Coordinates: 41°11′30″N 91°53′45″W / 41.19167°N 91.89583°W / 41.19167; -91.89583
Area1,417 acres (5.73 km2)
Elevation682 ft (208 m)[1]
Named forJay Norwood Darling
Governing bodyIowa Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteLake Darling State Park
Lake Darling
Lake Darling is located in Iowa
Lake Darling
Lake Darling
LocationWashington County, Iowa, US
Coordinates41°12′10″N 91°54′22″W / 41.20278°N 91.90611°W / 41.20278; -91.90611
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area302 acres (1.2 km²)
Surface elevation656 ft (200 m)

Lake Darling is 302 acres (122 ha) and has approximately 18 miles (29 km) of shoreline. It is located on Honey Creek, a minor tributary of the Skunk River. The park as a whole is 1,417 acres (5.73 km2) in size.


Lake Darling State Park was dedicated on September 17, 1950. The park is named after Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling.

Land usageEdit

Lake Darling State Park has a picnic shelter, camping cabins, campsites, restrooms, playground equipment, boat rentals, several trails, and a beach. Lake Darling is also home to a variety of fish.


  1. ^ "Lake Darling State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-04-30. Retrieved 2011-02-27.

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