Wade In The Refreshing Waters On The Scenic Beach At Raccoon River In Iowa

Iowa might be a landlocked state, but that doesn’t mean you can find some amazing beaches if you get out and explore! Des Moines’ landmark Raccoon River winds through a pretty park on the outskirts of town and created Blue Heron Lake, where families can have fun swimming at the best little beach in Iowa.

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You can learn more about the best little beach in Iowa by checking out the Raccoon River Park website, here.

For more great swimming spots in the Hawkeye State, read 10 Little Known Swimming Spots In Iowa That Will Make Your Summer Awesome and plan to enjoy a refreshing day swimming and wading.

Address: Park Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265, USA