Mapleton City Hall 
513 Main Street
Phone: 712-881-1351

 

Mapleton, Iowa - Rural Beauty with a Touch of Class

Recreation

All the seasons offer splendid opportunities for recreation in the Mapleton area. Each change during the year opens another window of opportunity for those interested in outdoor recreation. 


County parks dot the landscape. These well maintained public parks offer camping, with both powered trailer sites and tent camping areas. They have marked nature trails, so that families can enjoy walks through the rolling loess hills. Native wildlife is abundant offering plenty of opportunities for viewing birds and animals in their natural surroundings. Most of the parks also have picnic facilities, as well as, restrooms, some with showers. Fishing and hunting are available in most of the parks during the season.

Picturesque farm ponds full of bass, crappie and bluegills exist on most properties. Pan fishing is a very popular way for parents to involve their children in the outdoor world. Trophy sized bass can be had by the skillful angler working the farm ponds. Responsible fishermen have no trouble obtaining permission to try their skill on these lovely ponds. Ice fishing is enjoyed by avid anglers during the winter months.

Conservation and hunting groups co operate to provide some of the best pheasant, waterfowl, and deer hunting to be found anywhere. Groups such as Pheasants Forever are very active in the Loess Hills and their efforts have paid off. Ducks Unlimited chapters in the area have provided waterfowl habitat so that the central flyway migratory ducks and geese find occasion to stop in on their migrations. 

Cross country skiing, snowmobile trails and a nearby downhill run entice enthusiast from the local area. Dedicated downhill skiers will also find frequent flights to the western ski areas.
 


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