Iowa Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Iowa? View Iowa parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Coralville Lake, Iowa Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions North of Iowa City, Iowa. From I-80 take Exit 244 (Dubuque St.); go North 3 miles to West Overlook Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the park areas. Phone (319) 338-3543 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING,

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Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 3 miles north of Marquette, Iowa on Hwy 76. Phone (563) 873-3491 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Iowa Campgrounds Hiking Trails Iowa Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Iowa Recreation Areas | Effigy Mounds National Monument Official Website | Effigy Mounds National Monument Map The mounds preserved here

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Lake Red Rock, Iowa Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 4 miles southwest of Pella on County Rd. T15. Phone (641) 828-7522 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Iowa Campgrounds | WHITEBREAST CAMP | HOWELL STATION | NORTH OVERLOOK CAMP

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Mississippi River – Pools 11-22, Iowa Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone (309)794-4524 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Campground Reservations Iowa Campgrounds | BLANDING LANDING | CLARKS FERRY | FISHERMANS CORNER | GRANT RIVER | SHADY CREEK | THOMSON CAUSEWAY Hiking

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Rathbun Lake, Iowa Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Des Moines, 85 miles southeast on IA 5. Phone (641) 647-2464 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL

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