Iowa has countless state parks, and each one is more beautiful than the last. If you enjoy hiking, walking, biking, rock climbing, swimming, picnicking, wildlife observing, or just getting some fresh air and enjoying a gorgeous view, then look no further, because here is your ultimate guide to the best state parks to visit in Iowa.

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State Parks To Visit In Iowa

What is the largest state park in Iowa?

At 2,180 acres, Lake MacBride State Park is the largest park in the state of Iowa.

What are some of the best parks in Iowa?

Some of the state’s best parks include Pikes Peak State Park, Backbone State Park, and Big Creek State Park. Each has its own unique attributes and it's worthwhile to spend some time at each one.

What are some of the best easy hiking trails in Iowa?

If you can’t trek along on a long, difficult trail, there are plenty of easy trails in Iowa you may consider taking. Best of all, they are great for kids as well!


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