Parks

Ashton Wildwood County Park

The observatory combined with well maintained facilities make this park an unexpected pleasure.
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Backbone State Park

Unique activities at Iowa's first state park include rock climbing, trout fishing, & rugged hiking.
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Brushy Creek State Recreation Area

Brushy Creek is surprisingly rugged and one of Iowa’s largest recreation areas.
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Dolliver Memorial State Park

Many activities possible at this intimate woodland park on the east bank of the Des Moines River.
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Lacey Keosauqua State Park

Iowa's second oldest park is located on the Des Moines River in historic Van Buren county.
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Lake Macbride State Park

Iowa’s largest State Park has every possible amenity for water sports in Iowa making it a favorite.
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Lake Wapello State Park

This state park is off the beaten path which makes it a scenic & pleasant place to spend a weekend.
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Ledges State Park

Sandstone cliffs and dense woodlands make Ledges State Park one of Iowa’s signature parks.
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Maquoketa Caves State Park

The accessibility of the caves helps to make the park a natural playground for all who visit.
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Mariposa Recreation Area

Scenic views and gentle rolling terrain make this a charming out-of-the-way county park.
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Mines of Spain Recreation Area and Preserve

Activities in this park utilize the best assets of the land and water.
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Pikes Peak State Park

Views from the tallest bluff on the Mississippi River make this one of Iowa’s favorite attractions.
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Rock Creek State Park

This is the second most camped state park in Iowa and is a social place to camp or fish.
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Shimek State Forest

One of the few wilderness areas in the state of Iowa that can take more than a weekend to explore.
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Stone State Park

Lush wooded loess hills and valleys create a remote feeling in this scenic northeast Iowa park.
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Volga River State Recreation Area

This gem in northeast Iowa is known for its undeveloped beauty.
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Waubonsie State Park

You should absolutely include the scenic vistas at Waubonsie on any tour of the Loess Hills.
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Wildcat Den State Park

Thanks to the efforts of early settlers, areas of mature, undisturbed forest still exist in the park
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Yellow River State Forest

This park offers Iowans access to a unique expanse of remote and rugged backcountry terrain.
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