Best State Parks around Ainsworth, IA

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Argyle Lake State Park

Argyle Lake State Park
640 Argyle Park Road
Colchester, IL
Known as a fisherman's delight, Argyle Lake State Park has a full complement of recreational opportunities. Just 7 miles from Macomb, Argyle Lake a...
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Backbone State Park

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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Battle of Athens State Historic Site

Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Route 1
Revere, MO
Battle of Athens Historic Site is a place of peace and serenity. Its historic buildings, tree-studded landscape, and mile of Des Moines River front...
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Behrens Ponds and Woodland State Preserve

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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Big River State Forest

Big River State Forest
Big River State Forest in western Illinois’ Henderson County is 8 miles north of Oquawka on the Oquawka-Keithsburg blacktop. The forest is ma...
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Bixby State Preserve

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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Cedar Bluffs State Preserve

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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Cedar Rock State Park

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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Delabar State Park

Delabar State Park
North of Oquawka near Illinois Route 164
Oquawka, IL
Located on the Mississippi River about 1 1/2 miles north of Oquawka near Illinois Route 164, Delabar State Park offers quality outdoor experiences ...
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Fairport State Recreation Area

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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Geode State Park

Geode State Park
3333 Racine Avenue
Danville, IA
The prime attraction of the 1,640-acre park is Lake Geode, a 187-acre lake built in 1950. Over the years, the lake has become well known for excell...
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Hanging Bog State Preserve

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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Henderson County Conservation Area

Henderson County Conservation Area
R.R. #1
Keithsburg, IL
Henderson County Conservation Area, which includes Gladstone Lake, offers a variety of recreational facilities. The 27-acre lake has a shoreline of...
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Honey Creek Resort Park

Honey Creek Resort Park
12633 Resort Drive
Moravia, IA
Honey Creek Resort is situated on 850 acres of pristine wilderness in southern Iowa on the shores of Lake Rathbun. The resort features a lodge with...
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Iliniwek Village State Historic Site

Iliniwek Village State Historic Site
Hwy. 27
Wayland, MO
High above the Des Moines River’s floodplain, the grasses that sway back and forth in the wind beckon visitors to Iliniwek Village State Hist...
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Lacey Keosauqua State Park

Lacey Keosauqua State Park
22895 Lacey Trail
Keosauqua, IA
Lacey-Keosauqua State Park is one of the largest and most picturesque of Iowa state parks and recreation areas. The park's 1,653 acres of hills, bl...
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Lake Darling State Park

Lake Darling State Park
111 Lake Darling Road
Brighton, IA
Lake Darling State Park was dedicated on September 17, 1950. J. N. "Ding" Darling, for whom the park was named, "set the gate," a ceremony in which...
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Lake Keomah State Park

Lake Keomah State Park
2720 Keomah Lane
Oskaloosa, IA
Lake Keomah State Park is 366 acres of beautiful woods and water. Lovely shaded picnic areas are nestled between the arms of the 83 acre man-made l...
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Lake Macbride State Park

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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Lake Wapello State Park

Lake Wapello State Park
15248 Campground Road
Drakesville, IA
Lake Wapello's 1,150 acres could easily be called the "country club" of Iowa's state parks. The beautiful wooded hillsides, shaded picnic areas and...
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