7 Lesser-Known State Parks In Iowa That Will Absolutely Amaze You

Iowa’s state parks draw millions of visitors every year, and there’s no doubt you’ve heard about the incredible overlooks at Pikes Peak and the stunning trails at Maquoketa Cave State Park. Backbone State Park is another Hawkeye favorite, and being the oldest state park in Iowa, it’s full of history.

However, sometimes it is nice to stray from the beaten path a bit, and find a place where you can feel like you’re in another world. These often overlooked, quiet state parks in Iowa are some of the best spots to explore when you want to get away from it all.

What’s your favorite of Iowa’s little-known state parks? Tell us in the comments below!