Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park is the youngest state park, built around an old coal mine. A popular mountain biking destination, there are also hiking trails and fishing.
Name: Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park
Address: 13084 Elkhorn, Carlisle, IA 50047
Type: Places to hike
Trails: Yes, paved
Water: Yes, lake
Other notes: Boating and fishing, 2 mile paved scenic bike loop, which connects with the 12-mile Summerset bike trail. Trail map: http://www.iowadnr.gov/portals/idnr/uploads/parks/trailmaps/trails_bannersummerset.pdf Aerial map: http://www.iowadnr.gov/portals/idnr/uploads/parks/parkmaps/bannermap2.pdf
Official Website: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Places-to-Go/State-Parks-Rec-Areas/Iowas-State-Parks/ParkDetails/ParkID/2
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