Best State Parks around Adel, IA

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Ames High Prairie State Preserve

Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Dr.
Ames, IA
The Richard W. Pohl Memorial Preserve at Ames High Prairie (popularly known more simply as “Ames High Prairie”) is a 22-acre preserve c...
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Badger Creek State Recreation Area

120th LaneĀ 
Van Meter, IA
The lake at Badger Creek is by far the most popular natural resource, and thus fishing is the most popular form of recreation. The lake comprises 2...
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Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park

16510 118th Avenue
Indianola, IA
Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park, Iowa’s newest state park, is nestled in the rolling landscape between Des Moines and Indianola on Highw...
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Beed's Lake State Park

1422 165th Street
Hampton, IA
Beed's Lake is a popular boating spot due to its scenic beauty. Motors of any size may be used at "no wake" speeds on the lake. A modern boat ramp ...
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Big Creek State Park

8794 NW 125th Av
Polk City, IA
Big Creek Lake's clear water provides great family swimming fun. Refreshments are available at the beach during the swimming season. A large wooden...
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Black Hawk State Park

228 South Blossom
Lake View, IA
Black Hawk Lake lies off the southeast tip of the town of Lake View in Sac County, Iowa. Black Hawk Lake was formed many thousands of years ago by ...
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Bobwhite State Park

Bobwhite State Park is operated by the Wayne County Conservation Board. Visitors to the park can enjoy a variety of activities like fishing, campin...
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Brushy Creek State Preserve

270th Street
Lehigh, IA
Brushy Creek State Preserve is located in Brushy Creek Recreation Area, a 6,500-acre public area in Webster County located twenty miles southeast o...
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Brushy Creek State Recreation Area

2802 Brushy Creek Road
Lehigh, IA
At over 6,000 acres, Brushy Creek is one of Iowa's largest tracts of public outdoor recreation land. Visitors can get a real sense of being "away f...
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Casey's Paha State Preserve

far western portion of Hickory Hills County Park
New Virginia, IA
Casey’s Paha is a 175-acre preserve that highlights a half-mile portion of a 2.5-mile-long elongated hill known as a “paha.” It i...
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Cedar Bluffs State Preserve

280th Street
Oskaloosa, IA
Cedar Bluffs is a 223-acre preserve featuring a scenic forested bluffland with sandstone cliffs. It is located ten miles west of Oskaloosa in south...
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Cold Springs State Park

57744 Lewis Rd Lewis
Lewis, IA
This 104 acre park is located just South of Lewis, IA on Lewis Rd. As you enter the park, the lake area, boat ramp/dock, swimming area and picnic a...
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Dinesen Prairie State Preserve

1400th Street
Kirkman, IA
Derald W. Dinesen Prairie is a 20-acre remnant of native tallgrass prairie. It is located six miles northeast of Harlan in northeastern Shelby Coun...
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Doolittle Prairie State Preserve

560th Avenue
Story City, IA
Doolittle Prairie State Preserve is located in the Des Moines Lobe region and contains a native tallgrass prairie remnant dotted with seasonal mars...
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Elk Rock State Park

811 146th Avenue
Knoxville, IA
Elk Rock State Park is located on Lake Red Rock, one of Iowa's large impoundments. The area had been inhabited by Native Americans dating back more...
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Fallen Rock State Preserve

20997 Co Rd S56
Eldora, IA
Fallen Rock State Preserve is part of the Iowa River Greenbelt and features scenic forested bluffland and 300-million-year-old sandstone cliffs. A ...
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Frank A. Gotch State Park

2568 Gotch Park Road
Humboldt, IA
Frank A. Gotch State Park is an inviting place for visitors due to its peaceful atmosphere. Its location allows access to the east and west forks o...
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Green Valley State Park

1480 130th Street
Creston, IA
Green Valley Lake is used for all types of boating; water skiing is allowed in a designated area. For safety reasons, there are special regulations...
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Hardin City Woodland State Preserve

30768 170th Street
Steamboat Rock, IA
Hardin City Woodland is a 25-acre preserve containing an upland forest. Named for the nearby remains of Hardin City, an early settlement, it is loc...
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