Best Parks and Camping around Alta, IA

Nester Stiles State Preserve

5648 V. Ave
Aurelia, IA
Stiles Prairie State Preserve is a 9.5 acre biological state preserve south of Aurelia, Iowa. This tallgrass prairie remnant was donated to the Iow...
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Steele Prairie State Preserve

1520 440th St.
Larrabee, IA
T.H. Steele Prairie consists of 200 acres of native tallgrass prairie in two tracts, both of which are located northwest of Larrabee, Iowa. Th...
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Wittrock Indian Village State Preserve

Wittrock Indian Village State Preserve is a 6-acre area featuring the buried remains of an ancient, fortified village occupied by Indians of the Mi...
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Black Hawk State Park

228 South Blossom
Lake View, IA
Black Hawk Lake lies off the southeast tip of the town of Lake View in Sac County, Iowa. Black Hawk Lake was formed many thousands of years ago by ...
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Mill Creek State Park

5678-5690 460th Street, Iowa Hwy 10
Paullina, IA
Mill Creek Park is one of the highlights of O’Brien County.  The park offers a variety of activities for the whole family throughout the...
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Gull Point State Park

1500 Harpen Street
Milford, IA
Camping The Gull Point campground is one of the most popular in the lakes area. The campground is well shaded and features paved roads, playground...
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Pikes Point State Park

15973 213th Ave
Spirit Lake, IA
Pikes Point State Park is situated on West Lake Okoboji and is home to one of the most popular swim beaches in the area. Pikes Point's beach also h...
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Freda Haffner Kettlehole State Preserve

1838 210th Street
Milford, IA
Freda Haffner Kettlehole is a 110-acre preserve containing the largest glacial “kettlehole” in Iowa, created by the melting of a block ...
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Twin Lakes State Park

6685 Twin Lakes Road
Rockwell City, IA
Facilities and Activities Picnicking/SheltersTwo open shelters, one a large stone CCC shelter and the other a smaller shelter, are available on a ...
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Emerson Bay State Recreation Area

3100 Emerson St
West Okoboji, IA
Emerson Bay is a great place for a family picnic. Emerson Bay Lighthouse Point has a shelterthat is available and may be reserved online throu...
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Lower Gar State Recreation Area

South entrance - 2322 202nd St.
Arnolds Park, IA
West Okoboji and the many other lakes of the area are some of the prime fishing spots in Iowa. Anglers will find challenging sport pursuing a varie...
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Cayler Prairie State Preserve

170th Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA
Cayler Prairie State Preserve is located on the western edge of the Des Moines Lobe landform region, where moving glaciers pushed into north Iowa 1...
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Ocheyedan Mound State Preserve

170th Street
Ocheyedan, IA
Ocheyedan Mound (pronounced O-cheé-den) is a large glacial hill known as a “kame.” The 24-acre preserve containing a portion of ...
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Silver Lake Fen State Preserve

110th Street
Lake Park, IA
Silver Lake Fen is a 10-acre preserve containing a series of unusual spring-fed, boggy, hillside wetlands known as “fens.” It is locate...
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Kearny State Park

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Big Spirit Lake

Amenities:Amenities at Big Spirit Lake include:Boat AccessAccessible PierPicnic AreaBeachTrailsAccessible FacilitiesPlaygroundRestroomsCampingGood/...
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Elinor Bedell State Park

1619 260th Ave
Spirit Lake, IA
Elinor Bedell State Park is one of Iowa's newer (1998) state parks. It is located on the shores of East Lake Okoboji and represents one of the last...
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Swan Lake State Park

22676 Swan Lake Drive
Carroll, IA
Swan Lake State Park is managed by the Carroll County Conservation Board. It is a 510 acre multi-use area, including a 110 acre lake. The land was ...
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Templar State Recreation Area

13185 Templar Dr. S
Spirit Lake, IA
Located on the west side of Big Spirit Lake, Templar Park offers the user a boat ramp to launch their boat and several areas to fish along the shor...
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The Manning Heritage Park

12196-311th Street
Manning, IA
The centerpiece of the Manning Community Foundation is its beautiful Heritage Park- a location packed with attractions that will take visitors back...
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