Volga River State Recreation Area encompasses a total area of about 5,500 acres of land near Fayette City, Fayette County, Iowa. The park includes two main water bodies, Volga River, Frog Hollow Lake and provides the natural habitat for various flora and fauna. The park also attracts visitors for lots of recreational activities. To get to the main entrance of the park, drive about four miles north of Fayette City, off the IA 150.
Once you get to the park, you will find a lot of special features that will keep you engaged and interested. Some of the park features include picturesque views of the old steel bridges that cross the Volga River (that shares the name with the park).
Other special features in this park include striking rock formations, natural woodlands, and prairie terrain. The predominant trees in the woodland area are Canadian Yew and Aspen trees. The park also includes several varieties of fish and other wildlife.
Besides the beautiful splendor of the park, other facilities that make this park a great attraction for people that seek alternative recreational activities. Some of the amenities included in the park are equestrian camping, several non-modern campsites (without flush toilets or showers), picnic areas, boat ramp, and trails. The management is planning to add further amenities that will include a swimming area and beach as well as a modern campground.
All these facilities within Volga River State Recreation Area, allow visitors to enjoy recreational activities like canoeing, lake and river fishing, boating, camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
One other activity that you could enjoy at this park is having fun or exercise with your dog. If you choose to bring your dog into the park, remember that you will need to observe standard Iowa State Park regulations.
Some of the relevant rules that you will need to observe include the following. First, you must always keep your dog on a leash. You should prevent your dog from running at large in the park, and you should always maintain immediate control of your pooch.