Walnut Woods State Pa
You can find Walnut Woods State Park sitting right on the Raccoon River just south of Urbandale. Walnut Woods is a popular spot. This is of little surprise: The park has a scenic view of beautiful Blue Heron Lake, plenty of lawn on which to have a picnic or play, and even its own softball diamond. A part of the park that people really enjoy is the lodge, which is a lakeside building of limestone and rough lumber. It is popular for weddings, family events, and meetings. There are also campsites available within the park, showing that there is something for everyone at Walnut Woods.
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