An average of 12 million people visit Iowa’s more than 80 state parks per year – state parks that cover 53,000 acres of land. With that number of parks, it might be difficult to weigh out which one is the best. However, many Iowans would agree with a recent Travel + Leisure article that names Backbone State Park near Dundee (in the northeastern corner of the state) the best state park in Iowa.

Related Stories

The Unique, Out-Of-The-Way State Park In Iowa That's Always Worth A Visit

The Unique, Out-Of-The-Way State Park In Iowa That's Always Worth A Visit

The Butterfly Forest In Iowa That’s The Perfect Family Destination

The Butterfly Forest In Iowa That’s The Perfect Family Destination

There's Nothing Quite As Magical As The Tunnel Of Trees You'll Find At Wildcat Den In Iowa

There's Nothing Quite As Magical As The Tunnel Of Trees You'll Find At Wildcat Den In Iowa

What’s your favorite memory or activity at this magnificent state park that’s truly one of the best in Iowa? Of course, it’s not the only state park though. If you love Backbone, you’ll also love Maquoketa Caves State Park as well!

OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Explore Iowa