Sleep In A Yurt And Relax On A Sandy Beach In This Iowa Park That’s Like No Other

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.

Address: McIntosh Woods State Park/ Ventura Access/ Ventura Grade/ Ventura Cove areas, 1200 E Lake St, Ventura, IA 50482, USA