The best lakes in Iowa offer scenery, recreation, fishing, and plenty of opportunities to get in touch with the wild nature of the Hawkeye State. So even though Iowa is a landlocked state, it’s rare for Hawkeyes to spend more than a few weeks without heading to a lake or river. Check out this amazing list of lakes in Iowa, and then add them to your bucket list.
What do you think of the best lakes in Iowa? Are there any you think we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments!
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Jessica Bohl|June 30, 2022
Where can you camp lakeside in Iowa?
There are some amazing camping spots in Iowa. But if you want to be lakeside, there are some campgrounds that stand out.
For instance, Mill Creek State Park is a great place to pitch a waterfront tent. There are 48 campsites, but also cabins that make for a great place to stay overnight.
Coralville Lake is another great place to camp and enjoy a weekend of boating, swimming, or camping. With 500 campsites, you're sure to find one that’s perfect for you. And if you want to stay at a magical waterfall campground, be sure to check out Union Grove State Park for a memorable camping experience!