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When you’re looking to spend time in nature with your friends or family, head to northeastern Iowa and discover Pikes Peak State Park. This wonderful natural preserve features cliffs, a waterfall, campsites, trails, picnic areas, and so much more. But, just don’t take our word for it. Read on to learn more about why you’ll fall in love with the Hawkeye State when you visit Pikes Peak Campground and state park.

To help you prepare for your time at Pikes Peak State Park in Mcgregor, IA, take a look at our ultimate hiking packing list. I’m sure you’ll find helpful ideas that’ll make your time at Pikes Peak State Park both enjoyable and memorable.

If you’re looking to explore other parts of the state, feel free to also take a look at our previous coverage about 8 Secluded Campgrounds In Iowa.



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What are some of the most popular Iowa State Park campgrounds? 

In addition to Pikes Peak Campground, here are some of the most popular Iowa State Park campgrounds:

  • Rock Creek State Park: You'll have the option to hike, swim, fish, and more when you stay at this campground that's equipped for RVs and tents.
  • Backbone State Park: Along with being known as the oldest campground in the state, this park has over 1400 acres for you to enjoy when you spend a day or two here.
  • Lake Ahquabi State Park: This seasonal park has reopened after extensive renovations. It includes cabins and 94 campsites with electrical hookups and more.


If you have time for a long getaway, check out our road trip to Iowa State Park campgrounds.

What are some fun facts about Pikes Peak State Park in Mcgregor, Iowa?

Along with what you just learned, here are some fun facts about Pikes Peak State Park in Mcgregor, Iowa:

  • The park was created in 1935.
  • The park spans nearly 1000 acres.
  • Visitors are permitted to mountain bike in designated areas within the park.
  • The park's elevation comes to 994 feet.
  • Bridal Veil to Weeping Rock Trail is one of the most popular trails in the state.


You'll find more information about Pikes Peak State Park in our previous coverage.


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