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Feature: Ocheyedan Mound (Near Ocheyedan, Iowa)

Ocheyedan Mound (Near Ocheyedan, Iowa)

Ocheyedan Mound used to be known as┬áthe highest point in Iowa – that is, until a 1971 geodetic survey determined that distiction actually went to a farm north of Sibley, Iowa.

I had to check this mound out on my way to Minneapolis earlier this month. The parking lot was easy to access, but climbing the mound itself was made difficult due to a poorly-mowed path. Nonetheless, rising 170 feet above the surrounding plain, the mound offered an excellent view of the Iowa countryside and is worth checking out if you’re in northwest Iowa.