First of two HP's on this trip. After flying into Sioux Falls, driving to Worthington for the night, it was only a 15 minute drive south the next morning. Luckily it is right off the road, since there was plenty of snow on the ground and I was in a POS rental.
Very nice of the people that donated the land, and the HP was very well done and marked.
Hawkeye Point...only 3,206 Miles away from Denali (someday!)
Flew to MKE and rented a car to hit the Midwest Lakes Area high points. Hawkeye Point was fourth of 5 for this trip. Drive to the trailhead is very straight forward. The HP is located in the middle of a working farm. There is a wonderful campground directly across the street. The water was hot and the showers were clean.
Beautiful day, quick stop on a drive from MD to Glacier National Park. Hit 4 state highpoints on this trip and several other national parks. Beautiful country in Iowa!
Obtaining this high point is pretty easy...despite snow drifts and -15 weather we checked off our second highpoint today. There was a windchill warning today, so we stayed just long enough to step on the highpoint, sign the log (barely, the pen didn't work) and trek back out to our car.
All cornfields in views from the top; ideal to visit during summer. One of the easiest state highpoints to reach, in my opinion.
Drove by on my way to Minneapolis, figured I'd stop by and claim a state high point. Not quite the same as the rest of the terrain I've dealt with
Cold Christmas Day en route from MN to CO
A very long two day roundtrip drive from Milwaukee with only a couple of hours rest at Rest Stops; one each way. That's why I look so excited in the summit photo.
We were on a trip from Pittsburgh to Denver and back to Pittsburgh and got several state high points. Got here just before sunset. Great spot!
Having seen all the "flat" high points, I must say that this one is the most interesting. The high point itself wasn't much, but I got a kick out of all those signs showing the direction and distance to the rest of the high points. It really gets you thinking about the mind-boggling scale of this country. Mt. Rogers (my home state's) is 845 miles away, and some of the Western HPs were over 1000...
Drove through over five hours of Iowa to stand in a cornfield. It's a pretty spot and they do as good a job as possible with the displays and signs and camping and such (the restrooms are an outstanding touch), but it's still a cornfield. #25
I loved this! Very well kept.
Easy to find right off the highway. Parked right next to the highpoint. The campground literally across the street looks to be fully operational with electric and showers. I love how decorated the high point was. It made myself feel better for the long drive to the middle of nowhere.
They've really put a lot of money and work into this highpoint. Fantastic job. Well-maintained and really a treat.
Visited Hawkeye Point on our way back from vacation in Colorado. I wasn't expecting much, but the mile markers to all of the other state highpoints and the other attractions at Hawkeye Point were pretty neat. My daughter and I signed the register, made a donation and got an Iowa highpoint keychain also. A very well done flatland highpoint! I was glad we stopped.
My 24th HP on my grandpap's birthday. Miss him very much!