State Parks in Iowa (67)

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Ambrose A. Call State Park
Algona, IA
A log cabin-style lodge built in 1928 provides an excellent setting for such group activities as wedding receptions, family reunions, and community get-togethers. Lodge reservations can be made online
Backbone State Park
Dundee, IA
Backbone State Park is Iowa's oldest state park, dedicated in 1919. Located in the valley of the Maquoketa River, it is approximately three miles south of Strawberry Point in Delaware County.
Badger Creek State Recreation Area
Van Meter, IA
The lake at Badger Creek is by far the most popular natural resource, and thus fishing is the most popular form of recreation. The lake comprises 276 acres. Largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and cat
Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park
Carlisle, IA
Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park, Iowa’s newest state park, is nestled in the rolling landscape between Des Moines and Indianola on Highway 65/69, within minutes of the state’s largest metro area.
Beeds Lake State Park
Hampton, IA
Beed's Lake State Park has provided visitors with a variety of recreational opportunities since 1934. One unique feature of the park is the causeway that crosses the lake near the lodge. It provides m
Bellevue State Park
Bellevue, IA
High bluffs with scenic views of the Mississippi River, 770 acres with timbered walking trails, a unique butterfly sanctuary and an enclosed nature center are just some of the features that make Belle
Big Creek State Park
Polk City, IA
Big Creek State Lake was created as part of the Saylorville project to protect Polk City from floods. A diversion dam which forms the 866-acre Big Creek Lake was primarily developed as a flood control
Black Hawk State Park
Lake View, IA
Black Hawk Lake lies off the southeast tip of the town of Lake View in Sac County, Iowa. Black Hawk Lake was formed many thousands of years ago by glacial action. In fact, it is the southern-most glac
Brushy Creek State Recreation Area
Lehigh, IA
Brushy Creek State Recreation Area is a state park in Webster County, Iowa in the United States. With an area encompassing over 6,000 acres, the facility is one of Iowa's largest public outdoor recrea
Cedar Rock State Park - Lowell and Agnes Walter Estate
Independence, IA
When Iowa businessman Lowell Walter died in August of 1981, he and his wife, Agnes, left their dream home, Cedar Rock, to the Iowa Conservation Commission and the people of Iowa. Designed by the famed
Clear Lake State Park
Clear Lake, IA
Clear Lake State Park is located on the southeast shore of beautiful 3,643-acre Clear Lake, one of the major outdoor recreation features of northern Iowa. Although the state park is only 55 acres in s
Dolliver Memorial State Park
Otho, IA
Dolliver Memorial State Park is a state park of Iowa, US, featuring high bluffs and deep ravines on the Des Moines River. The park is located 10 miles south of Fort Dodge and 3 miles northwest of Lehi
Elinor Bedell State Park
Spirit Lake, IA
Elinor Bedell State Park is one of Iowa's newer (1998) state parks. It is located on the shores of East Lake Okoboji and represents one of the last remaining open spaces in a region that is among Iowa
Elk Rock State Park
Knoxville, IA
Elk Rock State Park is located on Lake Red Rock, one of Iowa's large impoundments. The area had been inhabited by Native Americans dating back more than five thousand years to the Archaic Culture. In
Emerson Bay State Recreation Area
Milford, IA
The "lakes area" of northwest Iowa offers a tremendous array of outdoor recreation opportunities, year-round. The unique setting of beautiful and clear Lakes East and West Okoboji, Big Spirit Lake and
Fairport State Recreation Area
Muscatine, IA
For a different type of camping experience, why not try the Fairport Recreation Area Campground located 6 miles away from Wildcat Den State Park on Highway 22. Fairport is located right on the Mississ
Fort Atkinson State Preserve
Fort Atkinson, IA
The story of Fort Atkinson is not the stuff of which legends are made. No famous battles were fought here. No glorious victories or ignoble defeats occurred in its vicinity. No great decisions were ma
Fort Defiance State Park
Estherville, IA
Fort Defiance State Park's 191 acres of rugged woodland provide a beautiful contrast to the gently rolling surrounding farmlands. The park's trails, picnic areas and scenic overlooks provide a great p
Geode State Park
Danville, IA
"Hey! Come on, we're going out to Geode!" This is repeated time after time in southeast Iowa as families and friends pack picnic baskets and swimsuits and head for a fun day in the sun at one of south
George Wyth State Park
Waterloo, IA
The Cedar Valley Paddlers Trail is the first trail to open under the DNR Water Trail Grant and the first looped trail. It starts at Fisher Lake in George Wyth. All four lakes in George Wyth, Cedar Riv
Green Valley State Park
Creston, IA
Green Valley State Park is a state park in Iowa in the United States. The park is composed of Green Valley Lake and land around it, approximately 2 miles north of the town of Creston.
Gull Point State Park
Milford, IA
The "lakes area" of northwest Iowa offers a tremendous array of outdoor recreation opportunities, year-round. The unique setting of beautiful and clear Lakes East and West Okoboji, Big Spirit Lake and
Honey Creek Resort
Moravia, IA
Honey Creek Resort State Park is a premier destination resort, offering quality accommodations, vacation amenities and a beautiful natural setting. Located on the shore of Rathbun Lake in south- ce
Honey Creek State Park
Moravia, IA
Honey Creek State Park is located in Appanoose County, Iowa. The park has a hunting unit, a resort, and a fish hatchery.
Lacey Keosauqua State Park
Keosauqua, IA
Lacey-Keosauqua State Park is located southwest of Keosauqua, Iowa, United States. Located along the Des Moines River in Van Buren County, it was dedicated in 1921. It is the largest state park in siz
Lake Ahquabi State Park
Indianola, IA
"Ahquabi" is a Sauk and Fox word meaning "resting place," and it is a fitting name for this scenic 770-acre park. The park site was recommended by "Ding" Darling, nationally known Iowa political carto
Lake Anita State Park
Anita, IA
Lake Anita State Park, dedicated in 1969, is one of the most popular outdoor recreation facilities in southwest Iowa. The 1,062-acre park features a beautiful 171-acre artificial lake which was formed
Lake Darling State Park
Brighton, IA
Lake Darling State Park is a state park of Iowa, US. It is in Washington County and the park is approximately 3 miles west of Brighton; 6 miles east of Richland; and 3 miles north-west of Pleasant Pla
Lake Keomah State Park
Oskaloosa, IA
Lake Keomah State Park is 366 acres of beautiful woods and water. Lovely shaded picnic areas are nestled between the arms of the 83 acre man-made lake. During the summer the open water, grasslands, d
Lake Macbride State Park
Solon, IA
Lake Macbride State Park's 2,180 acres offer much to the outdoor enthusiast: fishing, picnicking, swimming, hiking, camping, boating and lots more. The park is located in two units. The northern unit
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