Iowa May 08, 2018
The Hike To This Secluded Beach In Iowa Is Positively Amazing
Just because Iowa is a landlocked state doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have a good time at the beach! Sure, we may not have the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean to surf, but we can splash along in our beautiful, crystal-clear lakes any time the weather cooperates. For one of the best beaches in Iowa, hike to Backbone Beach in Dundee, Iowa.
Backbone State Park is Iowa's oldest state park, and it's a favorite of those who visit.
You can find the park at 1347 129th St., Dundee, IA 52038
Most people who visit the park do so to hike the Backbone Trail, which leads you to an incredible overlook.
What many visitors don't realize is that just a short hike away, you'll find one of Iowa's most incredible secluded beaches.
Take the East Lake Trail for the easiest route - but if you'd like to hike Backbone Trail on the way, head down the West Lake Trail.
Along the way, you'll pass all sorts of neat formations and side trails - be sure to check them out!
You'll find beautiful overlooks from cliffs or bridges as you wander down towards the boathouse.
It's easy to know you're in the right spot when you see the enormous, historic boathouse.
The beautiful Backbone Beach is perfect for swimming and splashing to cool off after a hike in the Iowa sun.
You can even rent a paddleboat, kayak or canoe from the boathouse and experience Backbone Lake from the water.
Whether you choose to sunbathe all day or paddle out on an adventure, Backbone Lake is the best secluded beach in Iowa.
Backbone Beach is just one of Iowa’s incredible beaches. For a list of more places to splash and play this summer, read about these
10 Little Known Swimming Spots In Iowa That Will Make Your Summer Awesome