Best Parks and Camping around Mount Vernon, IA

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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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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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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Herbert Hoover National Historic Park

110 Parkside Drive
West Branch, IA
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fairport State Recreation Area

3280 Hwy 22
Muscatine, IA
For a different type of camping experience, why not try the Fairport Recreation Area Campground located 6 miles away from Wildcat Den State Park on...
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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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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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Maquoketa Caves State Park

10970 98th St.
Maquoketa, IA
Maquoketa Caves is probably Iowa's most unique state park. Its caves, limestone formations and rugged bluffs provide visitors a chance to "step bac...
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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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Wildcat Den State Park

1884 Wildcat Den Road
Muscatine, IA
Wildcat Den State Park is one of the most unique in Iowa, combining natural beauty and solitude, preservation of historical structures, trails, cam...
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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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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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White Pine Hollow State Preserve

Heim Road
New Vienna, IA
White Pine Hollow is a 712-acre preserve featuring a rugged landscape with groves of white pine trees. Formerly known as “Pine Creek Hollow&r...
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