Best Parks and Camping around Colo, IA

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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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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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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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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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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Fallen Rock State Preserve

20997 Co Rd S56
Eldora, IA
Fallen Rock State Preserve is part of the Iowa River Greenbelt and features scenic forested bluffland and 300-million-year-old sandstone cliffs. A ...
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Newton KOA

1601 East 36th Street South
Newton, IA
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Margo Frankel State Park

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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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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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Mann Wilderness Area State Preserve

160th Street
Ackley, IA
Mann Wilderness Area is a rugged forested area along the Iowa River Greenbelt. This 103-acre preserve is located five miles north of Steamboat Rock...
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Hardin City Woodland State Preserve

30768 170th Street
Steamboat Rock, IA
Hardin City Woodland is a 25-acre preserve containing an upland forest. Named for the nearby remains of Hardin City, an early settlement, it is loc...
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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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Rock Creek State Park

5627 Rock Creek East
Kellogg, IA
Kellogg is three miles west and two miles south of the park. Newton is four miles south and ten miles west on Highway 6 and is the county seat. Gri...
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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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Union Grove State Park

1215 220th Street
Gladbrook, IA
Union Grove State Park, located in northwest Tama County, is a very popular outdoor recreation area. The park was established in 1938. Its focal po...
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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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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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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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Elk Rock State Park

811 146th Avenue
Knoxville, IA
Elk Rock State Park is located on Lake Red Rock, one of Iowa's large impoundments. The area had been inhabited by Native Americans dating back more...
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