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Wonderful Keel Boat Exhibit at the Visitors Center

I was curious about the "Keel Boat Exhibit" sign I'd noticed while driving on I-29, and decided to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
VivaMexicoLiz
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Mexico City, Mexico
A Must to see

What a beautiful park. In October the park is not overly busy. The RV sites are large enough for... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
gjsamson
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Halifax, Canada
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21914 Park Loop, Onawa, IA 51040-8527
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was curious about the "Keel Boat Exhibit" sign I'd noticed while driving on I-29, and decided to check it out on my return. The visitors center was wonderful-- the beautiful building is designed to show off the boats and has lots of windows facing...More

Thank VivaMexicoLiz
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This park earns the lowest spot on my list. DNR is lackluster, the showers had no hot water at all, spots are packed in tight, carp have overrun the lake, powerboats have no care for smaller craft. The camp hosts disappeared on a Sat when...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 7 October 2017

What a beautiful park. In October the park is not overly busy. The RV sites are large enough for big rigs. The grounds are well kept and offer full services to no services. The welcome centre is amazing with the replica of Lewis & Clarks...More

Thank gjsamson
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This campground was a very pleasant surprise!!! Beautiful surroundings as well ss great camp sites and bthrm/showers. Camp host is also very nice! Iowa campgrounds are priced decently so that most can enjoy them!!! We're staying in Ledges State Park Csmpground....love it, too! Hope to...More

Thank indiewalker
Reviewed 21 September 2017

as others have said, this is a hidden gem and well worth the stop. Has tables for lunch and set the stage for further exploring in the area.

Thank AnneMarie E
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I was at the Lewis and Clark State Park Visitor's Center with a group of older adults on a bus trip and we were are pleasantly surprised by this stop. The replica boats built by Butch, a nationally recognized expert on L & C boats,...More

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop to see, FREE of charge, the only full-size replicas of the boats used by Lewis & Clark, including a Keel Boat in the water that you can climb around on!

Thank SundanceMountain
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We camped here one night while traveling. Campground very well maintained, good price. The Lewis & Clark museum and keelboat were very interesting. Campground is right on the lake, would stay here again.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We love to camp here! The campground is always maintained. The pull through campsites are spacious. We love to go biking and walking on the hiking trails. I highly recommend this park!

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stopped here on our trip following the Lewis and Clark Trail. Excellent replicas of Lewis and Clark boats with very interesting interpretive talk by boat builders. We were also able to take a ride on the lake in the keelboat, which was very enjoyable.

Thank PasCaLady
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Response from AJ F | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can board the boat, if heading north on Interstate 29 get off on the 112 exit and turn left or west a mile or two down is the entrance to Blue Lake past the casino turn off, once on the park road about a mile past... More
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