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Long known as “Iowa’s Outdoor Gem”, Geode State Park joined the Iowa park system in 1937. The spot along the Skunk River had long been a local picnicking spot. Originally, local groups raised $4,800 to purchase 143 acres. Civilian Conservation Corps moved onto the grounds to begin clearing trees, creating roads and building structures. In 1947, civilian construction workers returned and building resumed. After 14 years of tireless effort, the lake, beach and CCC-reminiscent beach house were dedicated in 1951....



Fundraising is underway for the Concession Renovation Project.  

This historic building is part of the park's heritage, and it is our sincere hope that everyone who has in interest in being a friend of Geode will help support this project.

Make your donation using the GoFundMe link on this page or my mailing a check to:

Friends of Geode

Concession Renovation Project

PO Box 156

New London, IA 52645

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