Best Parks and Camping around Fairfax, IA

Rock Island State Preserve

42nd Street
Cedar Rapids, IA
Rock Island State Preserve is a 17-acre area featuring a sand prairie and an associated wetland and woodland. It is located in the northwest part o...
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Hanging Bog State Preserve

Six miles northwest of Cedar Rapids in Linn County
Palo, IA
Hanging Bog State Preserve features a shaded hillside seep that houses a large population of skunk cabbage. It was formed from mineral-rich groundw...
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Williams Prairie State Preserve

Black Hawk Avenue NW
Oxford, IA
Williams Prairie State Preserve is located in the Iowan Surface landform region and contains a wet prairie with more than 300 plant species are fou...
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Behrens Ponds and Woodland State Preserve

Ponds Lane
Toddville, IA
Karl W. Behrens Memorial Ponds and Woodland is a 29-acre preserve featuring a series of sandy ponds inhabited by the blue-spotted salamander, a rar...
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Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area

4530 McClintock Road
Palo, IA
Pleasant Creek Lake is one of the most popular boating spots in eastern Iowa. Four launching sites are conveniently located around the lake. These ...
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Lake Macbride State Park

3525 Highway 382 NE
Solon, IA
An effort to establish the wooded valleys of Mill and Jordan Creeks as a state park was initiated by the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce and J.N. "Di...
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Palisades Kepler State Park

700 Kepler Dr
Mount Vernon, IA
Palisades-Kepler State Park lies along the beautiful Cedar River in Linn County. The 840-acre park has dramatic river bluffs, deep ravines, majesti...
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Pilot Grove State Preserve

W 260th Street (N and E of Pilot Grove Cemetery)
Williamsburg, IA
Pilot Grove State Preserve is in the Southern Iowa Drift Plain landform region and features a wooded area that once was a landmark for early settle...
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Cedar Rock State Park

2611 Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd. Buch Co Hwy W-35
Independence, IA
The Walter house was one of Wright's most complete designs. Nearly everything at Cedar Rock bears the architect's imprint. Wright designed the furn...
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Herbert Hoover National Historic Park

110 Parkside Drive
West Branch, IA
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Wapsipinicon State Park

21301 County Road E34
Anamosa, IA
Wapsipinicon State Park, dedicated in 1923, was one of Iowa's first state parks. It lies just south of Anamosa on the Wapsipinicon River (locally r...
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Pecan Grove State Preserve

Muscatine Slough
Muscatine, IA
Pecan Grove State Preserve is a 23-acre remnant of bottomland forest noted for a grove of pecan trees, an uncommon species in Iowa. It is located f...
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Marr Park

Highway 218 on State Highway 92.
Ainsworth, IA
Officially known as the Thomas and Sarah Marr Home Haven Farm, Marr Park is our most developed public park and recreation area.   Its 125 acres i...
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Backbone State Park

1347 129th Street
Dundee, IA
Backbone State Park was dedicated in 1920. It was Iowa's first state park and remains one of the most significant. Backbone is named for its narrow...
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Lake Darling State Park

111 Lake Darling Road
Brighton, IA
Lake Darling State Park was dedicated on September 17, 1950. J. N. "Ding" Darling, for whom the park was named, "set the gate," a ceremony in which...
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Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA

4550 Hess Road
Waterloo, IA
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Mossy Glen State Preserve

Eagle Avenue
Edgewood, IA
Mossy Glen is an 80-acre preserve featuring a rugged forested area along the Silurian Escarpment. It is located 6 miles northwest of Edgewood and 6...
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Bixby State Preserve

Berry Woods is a 42-acre preserve containing an upland oak woodland. It is located 4.5 miles northwest of Indianola in Warren County. Don L. Berr...
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Brush Creek Canyon State Preserve

E Avenue, 90th Street
Arlington, IA
Brush Creek Canyon is a 217-acre preserve containing a rugged forested gorge along the Silurian Escarpment. Located two miles north of Arlington in...
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George Wyth State Park

3659 Wyth Road
Waterloo, IA
George Wyth State Park is located on the Cedar River within the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area. Its large expanse of woodland is abundant w...
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