Sleep In A Yurt And Relax On A Sandy Beach In This Iowa Park That’s Like No Other
By Ben Jones|Published May 25, 2021
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
McIntosh Woods State Park is not the biggest state park in Iowa – it’s just 60 acres. It’s not the most famous Iowa park – it’s tucked away in Northern Iowa, near Mason City. But this is a park you might want to visit because it has a couple of special features: an incredibly soft sand beach and private yurts that any camper can reserve. McIntosh Woods is a park unlike any other in Iowa.
Here’s what you need to know to plan a getaway to McIntosh Woods State Park.
McIntosh Woods State Park has traditional campsites as well if the yurts are not available. If you want to stretch your legs, there’s a 1,5-mile boardwalk trail to explore in the park and a short bike trail that skirts the lake. Looking for more great camping spots? Here are some more options to consider.
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