About Friends of Fort Defiance

In 2006, the Friends of Ft. Defiance was formed to address the growing problem of an eroding trail system. Today, we work to maintain the park's features and have also completed many, many park improvement projects. We are actively taking part in preserving, protecting and improving our local treasure.

Fort Defiance is a local treasure of Estherville, Iowa. It is an Iowa State Park. This group is dedicated to all that enjoy the park and volunteer time to park projects.

Fort Defiance State Park has a complex set of trails and some are utilized year-round. Hiking, bicycling and equestrian use of the trails is dominant during the summer months while Cross Country Skiers and snowshoers find exercise and adventure in the wintertime.

Friends of Fort Defiance

John Wittneben,
303 West 2nd Street North
Estherville, Iowa 51334
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