Dip Your Toes In Blue Heron Lake When You Visit Iowa’s Raccoon River Park

Iowa is a long way from the ocean, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the sandy fun they have on the coast! Check out one of the best beaches in Iowa just outside of Des Moines, where you’ll find miles of trails, a gorgeous park, a sprawling lake, and a stretch of sand that will make you forget about living in a landlocked state.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

You can find trail maps that showcase the beauty of Raccoon River Park here, thanks to AllTrails.

For more of the best beaches in Iowa, read Here Are 7 Gorgeous Beaches In Iowa You Must Check Out This Summer and plan your hot weather adventures.

Address: Raccoon River Dr, West Des Moines, IA, USA