Green Valley State Park is located near Creston City and both the park and the city are located in Union County, Iowa. The park measures a total of 990 acres of land and the park also begirds a 390-acre lake or recreational reservoir that is popular for several water-based recreational activities.
To gain access to the main entrance to the park just travel two and a half miles northwest of Creston City which is two and a half miles southeast on State Route 186. The park is also close in proximity to Greenfield City, Orient City, and Afton City.
Most of the recreational activities that can be enjoyed within the park center around the lake. Some of these activities include boating, lake fishing, swimming, and water-skiing. Additionally, you can also enjoy camping and hiking at the park.
The amenities available at the park to facilitate these activities include a self-guided nature trail, over 100 campsites (most of which have electrical hookups showers and modern restrooms) rustic camper cabins, swimming beach, open picnic shelters, fishing jetties, hiking trails, several boat ramps, fishing piers, and fish cleaning stations.
Bringing your dog into the park is permitted and you can do so at no extra cost. As is the case in most Iowa State Parks, you must follow certain standard rules for your convenience as well as everyone else’s convenience as well. Some of the rules that you must follow include the following.
First, you must ensure that your dog is always leashed or in a secure enclosure. The dog leash that you use must be no longer than six feet long. Generally, you are not allowed to let your dog wander around the park unaccompanied. If you choose to camp within the park, you should be aware that there is a limit of only two dogs per dog designated cabin or yurt.