Big Creek State Park Cross Country Skiing

The 2nd most popular XC Ski in Iowa.

North of Polk City, the 3,500 acre Big Creek State Park has 8 miles of cross-country ski trails. The state park is located 2 miles north of Polk City via SR415.

Overall, Big Creek State Park is the 2nd most popular cross country ski area of all 15 Nordic ski destinations in Iowa.


Local Contact(s):  BSP (515) 984-6473; Iowa Tourism (800) 345-IOWA.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  State Park Campground

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/19/2016

ID:  13645


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