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Bellevue State Park

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Southwest of Bellevue, just off US 52

The first 66 acres of this park were acquired in the early 1920s. Additions have been made over the years, and the park now contains 547 acres. The design of the park, part of which is on top of the high cliffs overlooking the river, was made to respond sensitively to the topography and plant forms. Numerous features—lookouts, picnic areas, camping areas—have a rustic look provided by native stone and wood.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Bellevue State Park", [Bellevue, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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