Ledges State Park Tee
- Your purchase helps preserve this park through a donation to the 'Iowa Department of Natural Resources'...thank you.
- Designed and hand printed in Des Moines.
- Eco-friendly inks and sweatshop free.
Ledges State Park, located near Madrid, contains a sandstone gorge carved by Pea's Creek, a tributary of the Des Moines River. The gorge is 100 feet (30 m) deep in places, with concretions jutting from the cliffs.
The sandstone of the cliffs was the remnant of the prehistoric sea that covered the Midwest approximately 300 million years ago. The cliffs themselves are the result of recent glaciation during the last ice age, approximately 13,000 years ago, when meltwater carved quickly down through the rock.
The area was designated one of the first of Iowa's state parks in 1924, and is today one of its most visited parks. And Ledges is loaded with numerous tree and plant species.
With camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking and plenty of wonderful sites to see, you owe it to yourself to visit Ledges State Park soon!