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Dunnings Spring Park

203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101
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Nature trail to top to look at waterfall or stay at the bottom. Climbing rocks and places to have a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancjackmuff
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Sarasota, Florida
A Pleasant Walk and Climb

We parked in the lot along the river and ate our lunch at the picnic table. We then took a short... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John L
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Iowa City, Iowa
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
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203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nature trail to top to look at waterfall or stay at the bottom. Climbing rocks and places to have a picnic. Very pretty area and can be driven right up to if you want.

Thank Nancjackmuff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We parked in the lot along the river and ate our lunch at the picnic table. We then took a short and pleasant walk on the road leading to the springs. At the springs there are stairs and a developed trail going up the cliff...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A pleasant, quiet natural wonder that is easy to get to. The family visits it frequently, as well as several wonderful parks in the area.

Thank englishlange
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The falls are not spectacular but do provide a nice background for photos. Also if you can catch this place without others around a great place for reflection. Take time to go to the top as it does provide a good view of the falls.

Thank gary19522017
Reviewed 20 August 2017

From Minnesota, and both times we visited Spring Park. The first time was with our 12 and 14 year old kids. Not only did my wife and I have fun, but the kids had a blast at the waterfall. We were probably not supposed to...More

1  Thank gjek44
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Found this spot while searching for things to do in Decorah, IA. It has a paved road that brings you right to the falls. It was blocked off when we were there so we just parked in the grassy parking area across the street and...More

2  Thank wladwig
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Dunnings is a beautiful and COOL place to visit! In the summer it feels super refreshing, as the air and water always seem to be cool and refreshing. The falls is beautiful to watch. There is a new bridge leading to the stairs that will...More

Thank Carrie N
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stopped here on a weekday morning in August. We had the place to ourselves, so parking was plentiful and the hike to the top of the falls was peaceful. This is a very pretty stop for a touch of nature. There are trails in...More

Thank Ima P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We do a lot of hiking, so the 200 or steps to the top of the falls didn't take long, however, the view was amazing as were the sounds of the rushing water. There is a new stone arch bridge that crosses the creek to...More

Thank Chuck G
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting but can be difficult to park close. Trails with stairs go up to the opening in the bluff.

Thank JohnBI35
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Lois V
24 March 2017|
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Response from zoeandjack | Reviewed this property |
No charge, the road to the waterfall is blocked off due to some rebuilding they are doing. Just park in the lot across the highway and walk in. It is rough surface (gravel) road. Probably 3/10 of a mile to the bottom of the... More
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Alp2785
10 August 2016|
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Go east on Quarry Road, from the intersection of College Drive and Quarry Road in Decorah, for 0.4 miles. Turn left onto the single-lane road with a small sign "Dunning's Spring" and continue .1 mile to the parking and... More
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Twitchyguy419
2 July 2016|
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Response from Captain Z | Reviewed this property |
There is Hutchinson Camping ground if you prefer full immersion. Which is located about ten miles out of town on the Upper Iowa. On the edge of town however there is the Pulpit Rock RV park. This place too offers a... More
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