Brushy Creek State Recreation Area

At 6,500 acres, Brushy Creek SRA is one of Iowa’s premier outdoor recreation destinations. The land is a mosaic of native prairie, grassland, timber, riparian, and lake habitats with a 690-acre lake.  The area has an extensive network of equestrian, mountain biking, and hiking trails.  It also features two equestrian campgrounds and a non-equestrian campground.


High Trestle Trail

The High Trestle Trail, located in the southern part of Boone County, is a 25 mile multipurpose trail that passes through five towns and four counties and is considered one of central Iowa’s most popular tourist attractions. The highlight of the trail is the ½ mile 13 story high bridge which passes over the beautiful Des Moines River Valley.