About Iowa State Parks

The parks in this beautiful state are known for trails, mountains, forest, lakes and so much more! Below we list out every Iowa State Park with some quick details about each. Scroll below to find your favorite State Park in Iowa.

Pikes Peak State Park Iowa

Pikes Peak State Park

Park Address: 32264 Pikes Peak Rd, McGregor, IA 52157

Popular Park Sites: Mississippi, RV Campgrounds, Bridal Veil Falls, Yellow River State Forest

Date Established: 1935

Park Description: Pikes Peak State Park is a state park of Iowa, US, featuring a 500-foot bluff overlooking the Upper Mississippi River opposite the confluence of the Wisconsin River.

Pikes Peak State Park Visitors Guide

Ledges State Park Iowa

Ledges State Park

Park Address: 1515 P Ave, Madrid, IA 50156

Park Description: The park contains a sandstone gorge carved by Pea's Creek, a tributary of the Des Moines River.<

Ledges State Park Visitors Guide

Maquoketa Caves State Park Iowa

Maquoketa Caves State Park

Park Address: 9688 Caves Rd, Maquoketa, IA 52060

Park Description: In 1991 111 acres on the east side of the park were listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.

Maquoketa Caves State Park Visitors Guide

Maquoketa Caves State Park Iowa

Wildcat Den State Park

Park Address: 1884 Wildcat Den Rd, Muscatine, IA 52761

Park Description: The park features 75-foot cliffs, rock formations, and several historic structures.

Wildcat Den State Park Visitors Guide

Backbone State Park

Park Address: 1347 129th St, Dundee, IA 52038

Popular Park Sites: Fenchel Creek, Richmond Springs, Six Pines Campground, Backbone Trail, East Lake Trail, West Lake trail, Barred Owl Trail, Backbone Lake

Date Established: May 1920

Park Description: Backbone State Park is Iowa's oldest state park, dedicated in 1919.

Backbone State Park Visitors Guide

Palisades-Kepler State Park

Park Address: 700 Kepler Drive, Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Waubonsie State Park

Park Address: 2585 Waubonsie Park Road, Hamburg, IA 51640

Popular Park Sites:

Date Established: 1926

Bellevue State Park - Nelson Unit

Park Address: 24668 US-52, Bellevue, IA 52031

Wapsipinicon State Park

Park Address: 21301 Co Road E34, Anamosa, IA 52205

Date Established: 1923

Lake Darling State Park

Park Address: 111 Lake Darling Road, Brighton, IA 52540

Date Established: 1950

Lake Macbride State Park

Park Address: 3525 Highway 382 NE, Solon, IA 52333

Dolliver Memorial State Park

Park Address: 2757 Dolliver Park Avenue, Otho, IA 50569

Lake Wapello State Park

Park Address: 15248 Campground Road, Drakesville, Iowa 52552

Big Creek State Park

Park Address: 8794 NW 125th Avenue, Polk City, IA 50226