Viking Lake State Park encompasses a total area of about 1,000 acres of land in Montgomery County, Iowa and near Stanton City. To gain access to the park, drive about four miles southeast of Stanton City. Other notable places that the park is close to include Villisca which is 10 miles from the park and Red Oak City, which is the county seat and is located about 12 miles away from the park.
When you get to the park, you will find several attractive features, including a 110-acre recreational reservoir called Viking Lake that shares its name with the park. You will also notice that most of the park has been left in its natural state and this means that you will see an abundance of plant species including wildflowers and other plants. You will also notice wildlife in its natural habitat within the park.
Besides the beautiful natural splendor at display within the park, you can also get to appreciate several other resources that the park has to offer. Some of the amenities that you will find in the park include over one hundred campsites with modern restrooms, showers, and a playground in the campground, boat ramp, nature trail, hiking trails, fishing jetty, swimming beach, boat rentals, and an open picnic shelter.
These amenities allow visitors to the park to enjoy a long list of activities that include fishing, swimming, camping, boating, hiking, and snowmobiling. If you have a dog, you can also bring them along for the fun and relaxation at the park. That said, there are some standard Iowa state park rules that you will need to observe.
Some of the park regulations relating to your dog include the following. First, you should never leave your pooch unattended within the park. Furthermore, you should ensure that your dog always remains leashed or kept within a secure enclosure. The leash that you use should have a maximum length of six meters.