Iowa Camping, Nature June 21, 2016
by Talon Delaney These 10 Rustic Spots In Iowa Are Extraordinary For Camping
Iowans love camping, and luckily enough there are plenty of fantastic spots to do it! You guys loved the list we made of the
10 Best Camping Spots In Iowa, so here are 10 more for every lover of the outdoors to try.
1. Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
This state park is the largest in Iowa, and allows campers to escape from it all at their cabins and campsites.
2. Lake Manawa State Park
Located in western Iowa, Lake Manawa State Park boasts a variety of blooming wildlife, making it perfect for camping or hunting and fishing getaways.
3. Waubonsie State Park
Another campsite in western Iowa, Waubonsie offers scenic hikes through the famous Iowa Loess Hills, as well as over 2,000 acres for recreational use.
4. Clear Lake
Clear Lake offers plenty of water-related activities for campers, and 55 acres of campground as well. It's a popular boating spot as well.
5. Wilson Island State Recreation Center
Camping at Wilson Island ensures almost absolute seclusion from the outside world. Dense cottonwood forests and abundant wildlife make for a fantastic stay for any nature-lover.
6. Lake Rathbun
Lake Rathbun is in southern Iowa and the second largest lake in Iowa, and it hosts some spectacular spots that make this place a must-visit. There are plenty of campsites around the lake, or the famous Honey Creek Resort for those looking for a comfier stay.
7. Lake Anita State Park
There are plenty of reasons this is one of the most popular spots in southwest Iowa. With over 160 campsites and lake access, what is there not to enjoy?
8. Geode State Park
Located in Iowa's most southeastern tip, Geode State Park is favored for its beautiful mineral deposits and gorgeous views of the park lake.
9. Black Hawk Lake
This western Iowa lake has over 100 campsites, most of which have electrical hookups. If you're looking for a more social camping scene, the town of Lake View has been known to throw excellent summer water carnivals.
10. Wapsipinicon State Park
Located along the Wapsipinicon River in Anamosa, Iowa, this camping venue offers visitors nearly 400 acres of limestone bluffs to marvel at. This is perhaps the smallest campground on the list, with only 26 sites in all to ensure maximum privacy.
That’s 10 more camping spots for you to explore. Did we leave out any you think people ought to know about? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
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