Jasper County Conservation Adds Camping Amenities to Mariposa Park

5 Jun 2024

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Mariposa Park is nothing like it was 10 years ago, and that’s a good thing.

The 151-acre recreation area, located about five miles northeast of Newton, has undergone massive improvements since then, including a project that extracted heavy amounts of sediment in the nearby lake, to the point fish can be seen from the bottom. The latest project ensures more visitors can see that for themselves.

Jasper County Conservation officially launched the Bison Ridge Campground and Coneflower Cottage, 6825 N. 67th Ave. E., at Mariposa Park this past weekend, allowing campers near and far to take advantage of modern utilities when enjoying a few days of outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking and fishing.

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