Iowa is full of natural beauty, with over thirty state parks scattered throughout the Hawkeye State. Some, like Ledges State Park, are famous around the world and are packed with tourists every day. If you want to avoid the crowds but still want a unique Iowa experience, some of the state’s less-visited parks are packed with stunning views. This Iowa road trip will take you to four hidden gems.

Have you taken your own road trip through Iowa’s state parks? Let us know any hidden gems you’ve discovered in the comments section. The state parks have many seasonal features, so make sure to keep tabs on the Iowa parks department and the state’s tourism bureau for regular updates.

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