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Beautiful state park - we were visiting some friends in the area - this was a convenient location... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Lake Wales, Florida
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This is a must-see in Iowa! The bluffs are beautiful and there are plenty of trails to explore and... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Bettendorf, Iowa
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700 Kepler Dr, Mount Vernon, IA 52314-9645
+1 319-895-6039
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful state park - we were visiting some friends in the area - this was a convenient location for us - electric only - $14 a night - nice rest rooms and showers ! Sites 1 thur 6 will take 45’ Motor coaches and toad...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a must-see in Iowa! The bluffs are beautiful and there are plenty of trails to explore and enjoy. Wanted to have our daughter's wedding here, but they will be doing well work at the time of her big event.

Thank jsk219
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The wife wanted to go to the park on a date. Park is pretty and it was very quiet. Long Beach along the cedar River. Several people were fishing. Nice lodge.

1  Thank AmanaSH
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Real nice! Excellent care of the park! Love the place! Cannot wait to go back for camping! Lots of dear!

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I've lived in Iowa for a long time and never knew this wonderful state park existed - shame on me! There are wonderful hiking trails with elevation (a rarity) and designated rock-climbing areas. The camp-site was clean and the trails are easily accessible from the...More

1  Thank travelcloak
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Criss-crossed with hilly hiking trails and campgrounds. This is the perfect place for a riverside picnic. You can swim, go repeling, hike, camp, grill out. It's certainly one of my favorite parks in the state and I always love going here for a little peace...More

1  Thank Leftoverstardust
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A very nice large park. Lots of green space, woods, forests and water features. Campsites and facilities as well. Clean and very well maintained Very nice nature spot.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Palisades is one of our favorite places to take the dogs for a hike. The beautiful views and trails can easily take up your whole day.

Thank 968shelbya
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My daughter, my grandson and I had a lovely walk on a chilly March day. The scenery gave us all such a feeling of warmth however, that we had our lunch at the picnic tables by the river. Geese were calling one another, the weir...More

1  Thank Leigh F
Reviewed 16 January 2017

great views of the Cedar River. Nice cabins. Good campsites. Clean showers and facilities. Take a night out camping.

Thank cdhcch
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of places along the river to capture the current and take in the bluff side--beautiful this time of year with colors changing. Lots of interesting stone structures, such as a gazebo & a bench carved in the... More