Time Is Running Out To See Fall Colors In Iowa

Photo shows pond a Urbandale's Lakeview Park.

Lakeview Park, UrbandalePhoto: Sue Danielson

(Undated) -- Most areas areas of Iowa are now past their peak for fall colors. Southeast Iowa is the exception, which is peaking right now. The DNR says in that part of Iowa, maples are red, yellow and orange and oaks are turning color.

In other parts of the state:

Northeast: Oaks are red, yellow and bronze, many trees are dropping leaves. Peak viewing was October 10-20

North Central and Northwest: Trees are still colorful but many trees losing leaves. Peak viewing was October 14th

Central: Oaks are at peak, bur oak yellow, white and red oaks are turning crimson. Peak was October 14-21

South Central: Dogwoods & sumac are bright red to purple, oaks are bright red. Peak was October 16-20

West Central: A lot of red, yellow, and purple, bitternut and hickories. Peak last week.

Southwest: White, red black oaks turning color. Peak was estimated to be the 2nd or 3rd week in October.

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