Ambrose A. Call State Park is a 138-acre oasis of rugged hills and virgin timber in an area of gently rolling farmland. The park is located in northern Iowa near the east fork of the Des Moines River in Kossuth County.

A centerpiece of this rustic park is a log-cabin-style lodge built in 1928 that is a perfect setting for family reunions and group get-togethers. Ambrose Call and his brother, Asa, were early settlers in the area who carved their name, the first in Kossuth County, on a walnut tree at the present site of the park.

The brothers spent their first night in Kossuth County on July 9, 1854. The next day, while Asa went for his wife and supplies, Ambrose and a traveling companion, William Smith, began work on a cabin in what is now the state park.


Ambrose A. Call State Park
Call Park Rd, Algona, IA 50511, United States



4am to 10:30pm


Contact Details

Phone: 641-581-4835


Official Website: Ambrose A. Call State Park


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Ambrose A. Call State Park Adventures:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Ambrose A. Call State Park is a must-visit state park in Iowa. Check out other state parks in Iowa here.

Iowa State Parks