Best Parks and Camping around Diagonal, IA

Three Mile Lake Recreation Area

1577 Creamery Rd.
Afton, IA
The Union County Conservation Board manages several parks and wildlife areas. Among those are Three Mile Lake Recreation Area, Talmage Hill Wildlif...
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Green Valley State Park

1480 130th Street
Creston, IA
Green Valley Lake is used for all types of boating; water skiing is allowed in a designated area. For safety reasons, there are special regulations...
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Mount Pisgah Cemetery State Preserve

West Tulip Ave., 167th Street
Thayer, IA
Mount Pisgah Cemetery State Preserve is a small portion of a historic cemetery associated with a way station established by the Mormons as they mig...
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Lake of Three Fires State Park

2303 Lake Road
Bedford, IA
The Pottawattomi tribe, a large group of Native Americans known as the "Fire Nation," once roamed the prairies of southwest Iowa and northwest Miss...
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Lake Icaria State Park

1688 Lake Icaria Road
Corning, IA
Lake Icaria has a modern marina with boat rentals, a l ¼ mile ski zone (No jet boats and jet skis allowed), excellent year-round f...
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Pammel State Park

1900 Pammel Park Road
Winterset, IA
Facilities & Features Backbone Shelter Pammel Lodge Picnic Grounds Modern Bathrooms Play Equipment Trails Middle River Ford Harmon Tu...
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Nine Eagles State Park

23678 Dale Miller Road
Davis City, IA
Fishing on the 64-acre lake for bass, northern pike, tiger muskie, channel catfish, bluegill and crappie is a popular sport. The lake's timbered wa...
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Lake Anita State Park

55111 750th St.
Anita, IA
Lake Anita offers excellent fishing for largemouth bass, crappies and bluegills, channel catfish, and walleye. Two boat ramps are available for eas...
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Des Moines West KOA

34308 L Avenue
Adel, IA
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Badger Creek State Recreation Area

120th LaneĀ 
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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Viking Lake State Park

2780 Viking Lake Road
Stanton, IA
Viking Lake is one of the most popular state parks in southwest Iowa due to its accessibility and variety of recreational opportunities. A large po...
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Rolling Thunder Prairie State Reserve

22392 80th Ave
New Virginia, IA
Rolling Thunder Prairie State Preserve is located in the Southern Iowa Drift Plain landform region and contains an undulating prairie landscape bro...
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Casey's Paha State Preserve

far western portion of Hickory Hills County Park
New Virginia, IA
Casey’s Paha is a 175-acre preserve that highlights a half-mile portion of a 2.5-mile-long elongated hill known as a “paha.” It i...
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Cold Springs State Park

57744 Lewis Rd Lewis
Lewis, IA
This 104 acre park is located just South of Lewis, IA on Lewis Rd. As you enter the park, the lake area, boat ramp/dock, swimming area and picnic a...
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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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Pellett Woods State Preserve

N Troublesome Creek Rd
Atlantic, IA
Frank Chapman Pellett Memorial Woods is a 20-acre preserve located 3.5 miles northeast of Atlantic in Cass County. This woodland and its surroundin...
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Sheeder Prairie State Preserve

220th Street
Guthrie Center, IA
Sheeder Prairie State Preserve is in the Southern Iowa Drift Plain and features a hilly tallgrass prairie. More than 200 species of plants are foun...
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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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Springbrook State Park

2437 160th Road
Guthrie Center, IA
The rolling hills of beautiful Springbrook State Recreation Area abound with deer, red and gray fox, coyote, raccoon, beaver, muskrat and wild turk...
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Bobwhite State Park

Bobwhite State Park is operated by the Wayne County Conservation Board. Visitors to the park can enjoy a variety of activities like fishing, campin...
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