Iowa Hotel Reservations
State Parks in Iowa
Lakes, Beaches & Miles of Hiking & Biking Trails
Lakes, love and laughter – that’s a getaway to one of Iowa’s many state parks. Four-season recreation abounds in the Hawkeye State, where you can enjoy a state park picnic in the “Food Capital of the World” – or try your hand a t water-skiing, ice fishing, or horseback riding in outdoor Iowa.
Take the boat out on Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs, and fish for bass, walleye and catfish this summer in western Iowa. Ever tried water skiing? Now’s your chance at Lake Macbride State Park – just a short drive from Coralville and Cedar Rapids over on the eastern side of the Hawkeye State.
Want winter recreation? Stick around the Cedar Rapids area for a day at the Pleasant Creek State Park – home to great snowmobile trails and cross-country skiing opportunities.
Cyclists, look forward to a zip down the 90-mile Central State Park Bike Route at Big Creek State Park set near Des Moines, Ankeny, and Clive. And winter visitors, try ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing at Rock Creek State Park neighboring Grinnell.
The possibilities are endless in Iowa’s state parks, so start packing, and look forward to a Midwestern getaway no matter the time of year.