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  • If you love natural areas, a visit to Moorehead Park is a must. This beautiful 258 acre park located on the northwest corner of Ida Grove will give you a first-hand view at what life was like in the earlier settlement days. 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. – See more at:

    http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Ida/Park/Moorehead-Pioneer-Park.aspx#sthash.M59kooSS.dpuf Located one mile west of Ida Grove on Highways 59 and 175. This has primitive camping only. There are outhouses, picnic tables and grills. There are no showers, no dump station and no plumbing facilities. Camping fees are $8.00 per night, which is collected in the morning by the park attendant. Moorehead Park has a small lake for fishing, shelter houses, a large playground, and miles of hiking trails. On the lake you can see many kinds of birds, including several Trumpeter Swans, which are part of a Trumpeter Swan repopulation program. The paved Pleasant Valley Trail connects the park with the city of Ida Grove. This is an Ida County park, and a future plan is to install camping pads. Moorehead Park also has several historical places, including the Grant County Schoolhouse, a log cabin, and the Stagecoach Inn (the original house first built in Ida County).

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