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Moorehead Pioneer Park

 
Biking Biking at Moorehead Pioneer Park
The Pleasant Valley Trail is a 5 mile concrete trail that begins at the playground area of Moorehead Park and connects to and circles Ida Grove. The serene beauty of Moorehead Park is a favorite place for many. Discover the wildlife that thrives in this natural area.
The Pleasant Valley Trail connects with approximately 5 miles of single track trails in the timber. These trails are a favorite among mountain bikers in the area.
Camping Camping at Moorehead Pioneer Park
Moorehead Park allows primitive camping only with minimal anemities. Water is available. Toilets are vault style.
Fishing Fishing at Moorehead Pioneer Park
Moorehead Lake is a 12 acre lake stocked with bluegill, largemouth bass and channel catfish. Iowa fishing regulations apply. Sorry, no gasoline boat motors.
Historic Visits Historic Visits at Moorehead Pioneer Park
Once the original site of Ida Grove, Moorehead Park is an area proud of it’s history. In the early 1850’s, the Moorehead family came to settle in what has now become the park. Ruts from the early stagecoach are still obvious near the old (now refurbished) stagecoach inn. The stagecoach barn still stands nearby. It’s hand-hewn and wood pegged timbers display what life was like so long ago.
To compliment the historical aspect of the park, the Ida County Historical Society has relocated the original Grant Center Schoolhouse on the property. The schoolhouse is utilized every year as elementary children from the region gather to attend day-long lessons in what life was like in the country school days.
The stagecoach inn, barn and schoolhouse are open every Sunday in the summer from 1:30 to 4:30 for tours or by calling for appointment.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Moorehead Pioneer Park
Take the day and get lost in nature on the several miles of trails in Moorehead Park. Our trails will take you to the remote areas where you are sure to see deer, turkey, squirrels, and many other of Mother Nature's creatures. Bridges will help you cross those difficult areas of the trail. Most trails are wooded, so dress appropriately. Bring water and bug spray.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Moorehead Pioneer Park
Discover the old fashioned fun of sledding at Moorehead Park. Open on Sundays in the winter (when conditions allow), our sledding hill will bring back the kid in all of us. A motorized tow rope will make your trip back to the top of the hill nearly as fun as the one down. The old Chicago/Northwestern train depot has been moved to it's location at the park and is used as a warming house.
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