An Underrated Trail In Iowa Around Richmond Springs Leads To A Hidden Turquoise Lake
Iowa’s state parks are hiding all sorts of treasures, and our oldest state park is home to one of the only spring fed pools in Iowa – Richmond Springs! This serene turquoise lake is stunning no matter when you visit, and it’s a great spot to cool off on a hot summer day. Some would even argue that it hides the finest lakefront trail in Iowa… and it’s so worth visiting. Grab some bug spray and sunscreen, because you won’t be able to resist spending a day in this lovely landscape.
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There are many scenic hiking trails in Iowa! Some are ideal for winter hiking, some for spring, and fall and summer are, quite frankly, magnificent seasons no matter where you are. If you’re not sure which hikes in your area are best, don’t hesitate to ask our super friendly locals for tips!
What is considered to be the most beautiful lake in Iowa?
Lake Anita is, arguably, the most beautiful lake in Iowa. This lovely lake is the namesake of Lake Anita State Park, and it is also one of the state’s most renowned camping sites.
Can I camp on a lake in Iowa?
You absolutely can! In addition to Lake Anita, Lake Iowa Park is overflowing with beauty and cozy campsites. There are actually many magnificent lakefront campgrounds in the state – don’t be afraid to check out even smaller ones!