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      Spanning 1,500 acres along the Missouri River, this area was donated to the people of South Dakota in 1984 by Mary and Maud Adams, granddaughters of original homesteader Stephen Searls Adams. They envisioned the area as a place where people, particularly youth, could enjoy the land and learn more about the natural world surrounding them. Mary and Maud wanted to give others a "place for inner renewal."

      Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve features close to 10 miles of limestone trails that wind through prairie, forest and along the riverbank. With over 100 species of birds, a variety of native plants and a number of different animals, visitors are immersed in nature.

      Restored historical buildings include: Lamont Country School, Sha/Adams House, Stavenger Lutheran Church and Brusseau Cabin. Tours of the buildings are available through reservation.
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      Access Info:
      No entrance fee required.
      Open: Year-round. Between Oct. 1 and April 30, showers, flush toilets and other water systems may be closed. Please contact the park directly for current status. Vault toilets usually remain open.

      Directions: 2 miles southwest of McCook Lake, Exit 4 off I-29

      Nearest Town: North Sioux City
      Disclaimer:
      No entrance fee required.
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      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of May 12, 2020

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      Trails (view details)
      5
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Trails Nordic Ski
      3
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      1 mile
      Total Descent
      44 ft
      Total Vertical
      19 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,109 ft
      Ridden Counter
      22

      Popular Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Trails

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      River Loop
      Lake Loop
      Cottonwood Crossing

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      TrailGruntcommenttrailactivity #44070496 and 1 more
      Sep 13, 2023 @ 6:14pm
      Sep 13, 2023
      Mongaloidriddentrailactivity #29802503 and 2 more
      May 29, 2022 @ 12:37am
      May 29, 2022
      WillieJacobszaddtrailactivity #26577615
      Feb 3, 2022 @ 2:22pm
      Feb 3, 2022
      WillieJacobszupdatetrailactivity #26577458 and 3 more
      Feb 3, 2022 @ 2:13pm
      Feb 3, 2022

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      TrailGrunttrailLake LoopSaw buffaloes. Wide gravel path probably best...
      Sep 13, 2023 @ 6:16pm
      Sep 13, 2023
      TrailGrunttrailRiver LoopWide gravel road with a nice view of Missouri...
      Sep 13, 2023 @ 6:14pm
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      Nearby Areas

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      Stone State Park 1 73.9 km
      Ponca State Park 1 11 310.2 km
      Bacon Creek Park 110.7 km
      Cone Park 111.6 km
      Hillview Recreation Area 113.2 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike38 miles43 ft4,452 ft20 ft
      #7,15310
      Hike510 miles43 ft1 mile20 ft
      #5,4463
      Trail Running510 miles43 ft1 mile20 ft
      #5,8527
      Nordic Ski38 miles43 ft4,452 ft20 ft
      #1,6532
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