Did you know that the state of Iowa has more than 70 different state parks?

In the almost nine years that I've lived in Iowa, I've visited some beautiful places. Palisades-Kepler State Park and Maquoketa Caves State Park are a couple of my absolute favorites! Unfortunately, there are still a ton of beautiful places than I haven't visited... yet!

Using the official Iowa DNR website, we put together a list of 20 Iowa State Parks on our half of the state. Let's see how many you've made a stop at:

1. Backbone State Park - Dundee, Delaware County

2. Bellevue State Park - Bellevue, Jackson County

3. Cedar Rock State Park - Independence, Buchanan County

4. Fairport State Recreation Area - Muscatine, Muscatine County

5. Fort Atkinson State Preserve - Fort Atkinson, Winneshiek County

6. George Wyth State Park - Waterloo, Black Hawk County

7. Lacey-Keosauqua State Park - Keosauqua, Van Buren County

8. Lake Darling State Park - Brighton, Washington County

9. Lake Macbride State Park - Solon, Johnson County

10. Maquoketa Caves State Park - Maquoketa, Jackson County


11. Mines of Spain State Rec Area - Dubuque, Dubuque County

12. Palisades-Kepler State Park - Mount Vernon, Linn County


13. Pikes Peak State Park - McGregor, Clayton County

14. Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area - Palo, Linn County

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15. Shimek State Forest - Farmington, Van Buren County

16. Union Grove State Park - Gladbrook, Tama County

17. Volga River State Recreation Area - Fayette, Fayette County

18. Wapsipinicon State Park - Anamosa, Jones County

19. Wildcat Den State Park - Muscatine, Muscatine State Park

20. Yellow River State Forest - Harpers Ferry, Allamakee County

Out of the 20 listed, how many have you visited? Let us know in the comments!

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