Best Parks and Camping around Cambridge, IA

Ames High Prairie State Preserve

Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Dr.
Ames, IA
The Richard W. Pohl Memorial Preserve at Ames High Prairie (popularly known more simply as “Ames High Prairie”) is a 22-acre preserve c...
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High Trestle Trail

NorhtWest Ash Drive
Ankeny, IA
This 26-mile trail begins in Ankeny and runs north/northwest through the towns of Sheldahl, Slater, Madrid and Woodward.  The trail was officially...
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Big Creek State Park

8794 NW 125th Av
Polk City, IA
Big Creek Lake's clear water provides great family swimming fun. Refreshments are available at the beach during the swimming season. A large wooden...
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Margo Frankel State Park

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Doolittle Prairie State Preserve

560th Avenue
Story City, IA
Doolittle Prairie State Preserve is located in the Des Moines Lobe region and contains a native tallgrass prairie remnant dotted with seasonal mars...
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Strasser Woods State Preserve

Strasser Woods State Preserve contains a 40-acre tract of forest within the city limits of Des Moines. Joseph and Elizabeth Strasser, who had owned...
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Ledges State Park

1515 P Avenue
Madrid, IA
History The wildlife and plant communities are interwoven with the human history of Ledges. Humans have appreciated this unique area for thousands...
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Walnut Woods State Park

3155 Walnut Woods Dr. West
Des Moines, IA
Walnut Woods encompasses 260 acres of wooded bottomland along the Raccoon River. Within the park lies a large surviving natural stand of black waln...
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Seven Oaks

1086 222nd Drive
Boone, IA
About Us:Seven Oaks Recreation is family-owned and operated and offers year-round outdoor recreation in central Iowa. Our activities include canoei...
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Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park

16510 118th Avenue
Indianola, IA
Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park, Iowa’s newest state park, is nestled in the rolling landscape between Des Moines and Indianola on Highw...
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Marietta Sand Prairie State Preserve

Knapp Ave
Marshalltown, IA
Marietta Sand Prairie is a 17-acre preserve featuring aeolian (windblown) sand deposits and a sand prairie. It is located seven miles northwest of ...
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Pilot Mound State Forest

Pilot Mound State Forest contains a mound that was used by the city of Pilot Mound as a natural water tower. The top of this mound is the county's ...
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Woodland Mounds State Preserve

North of Keokuk Street
Ackworth, IA
Woodland Mounds State Preserve is a 185-acre area featuring a group of five conical burial mounds dating from the years a.d. 400 to 1100. It is loc...
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Newton KOA

1601 East 36th Street South
Newton, IA
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Badger Creek State Recreation Area

120th Lane 
Van Meter, IA
The lake at Badger Creek is by far the most popular natural resource, and thus fishing is the most popular form of recreation. The lake comprises 2...
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Lake Ahquabi State Park

16510 118th Avenue
Indianola, IA
A 115-acre man-made lake has a large sandy beach and offers unsupervised swimming. Boats, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats are available for rent th...
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Kish Ke Kosh Prairie State Preserve

Robin Avenue
Reasnor, IA
Kish-Ke-Kosh Prairie State Preserve consists mainly of upland prairie, which is recovering from being grazed in the past. It's main upland prairie ...
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Pine Lake State Park

22620 County Highway S56
Eldora, IA
Pine Lake State Park provides a pleasing mix of woodland, river and lake in the midst of rolling farmland. The 654-acre park encompasses two lakes:...
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Brushy Creek State Recreation Area

2802 Brushy Creek Road
Lehigh, IA
At over 6,000 acres, Brushy Creek is one of Iowa's largest tracts of public outdoor recreation land. Visitors can get a real sense of being "away f...
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Des Moines West KOA

34308 L Avenue
Adel, IA
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