Union Grove State Park Is A Magical Waterfall Campground In Iowa
By Ben Jones|Published May 14, 2021
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
As local travel experts, we know what travelers are looking for when it comes to finding the perfect accommodations for their next trip. To compile our lists, we scour the internet to find properties with excellent ratings and reviews, desirable amenities, nearby attractions, and that something special that makes a destination worthy of traveling for.
There’s a park in Iowa that has it all – great hiking trails, a tranquil fishing lake, a beach and a gorgeous little waterfall. It’s called Union Grove State Park and it’s the perfect escape – it’s located in Gladbrook and is only about 70 miles from Des Moines or Cedar Rapids.
While a lot of visitors enjoy day trips here, the park has a welcoming campground that makes this a pleasant weekend destination. It accommodates tents and RVs – when you arrive you can set up your campsite and hike down to enjoy a waterfall view for as long as you like.
Here’s what you need to know about camping at Union Grove State Park.
If you’re interested in camping at Union Grove State Park you can reserve a site here. The park is open year-round. Interested in chasing some more Iowa waterfalls? These hidden waterfalls will take your breath away.
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