The Cleanest, Most Pristine Sand In Iowa Is Found At The Underrated Lake Icaria Beach

If some random stranger ever offers to sell you an ocean-front condo in Iowa, don’t buy it. Spoiler alert: we don’t have oceans here. But we do have beaches! And though it is small, one of Iowa’s best, cleanest, most beautiful beaches can be found along the shoreline of Adams County’s pristine Lake Icaria.

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To learn more about Lake Icaria and all the amenities and activities available here, including the beach, visit the Iowa My County Parks website devoted to this lake. Where do you go when you need a beach fix right here in the landlocked, midwestern prairie? Here’s another good choice!

Address: Lake Icaria, Iowa 50841, USA