There is currently two National Park Service Site in Iowa and two associated sites.
Official National Parks of Iowa
- Effigy Mounds National Monument
- Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Associated sites of Iowa
- Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
- Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Iowa National Parks
Effigy Mounds National Monument
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park preserves the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s 1805-1806 winter encampment site. The area protects a replica of Fort Clatsop and other sites associated with the encampment. These sites include the Fort to Sea Trail, Clark’s Dismal Nitch, Netul Landing, Saltworks, and Station Camp.
This site celebrated the completion of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery. They reached their goal of reaching the Pacific Ocean. Once here, they spent the winter before heading home to share their discoveries. They built a small fort called Fort Clatsop for the winter. While there, they developed relationships with the indigenous people before heading back east. When they left Fort Clatsop, they turned the fort over to the local tribe.
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park was established on May 29, 1958, as Fort Clatsop National Memorial. On October 20, 2004, the park was expanded and renamed Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and includes sites in both Oregon and Washington.
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
View all the National Park Service Sites in neighboring states:
- National Parks of Illinois
- National Parks of Minnesota
- National Parks of Missouri
- National Parks of Nebraska
- National Parks of South Dakota
- National Parks of Wisconsin