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Lake Macbride State Park

3525 Highway 382 NE, Solon, IA 52333-8911
+1 319-624-2200
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Quiet Park - very sucluded

Lake Macbride is a great park to visit. Nice trails - we took a stroller on the Beach to Dam trail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lindsey L
Accessible lake fishing

The last thing I ever wanted to lose when my mobility waned was fishing. Thanks for the accessible... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Teresa K
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3525 Highway 382 NE, Solon, IA 52333-8911
+1 319-624-2200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Macbride is a great park to visit. Nice trails - we took a stroller on the Beach to Dam trail with no problem. Lake is no wake lake and it is a very beautiful secluded lake. Highly recommend a visit. Great swimming beach as...More

Thank Lindsey L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The last thing I ever wanted to lose when my mobility waned was fishing. Thanks for the accessible dock at Lake MacBride State Park, I can still enjoy this pastime. A wooden trail leads directly to the dock - and it is easily accessible (both...More

Thank Teresa K
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Very clean and well taken care of! Easy access! People very nice! The beaches were really Nice! Loved the river!

1  Thank Mike D
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Did an afternoon drive and visited lake macbride. Campground and beach were very busy. Found a swing and watched a sail boat.

1  Thank AmanaSH
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The primitive camping area is perfect for tents. There are flush toilets, and a small boat ramp--but no showers. You can get a site near the water, but you'll probably have to reserve online. If you don't care about being near the water, you can...More

2  Thank JayBee337
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This place has a vibe all of its own which is completely relaxing and laid back. The beach is perfect and the water is clear. The campground is a gorgeous place for a weekend retreat. The path is booming with nature enthusiasts, excerciser's, and dog...More

1  Thank tylerjC3580NQ
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Hills, tees and lots of water. This is a gorgeous park that will make you believe you left Iowa. You can rent boats, canoes and kayaks. Plan ahead on weekends and get a reservation if you want to be sure to get a boat. Great...More

1  Thank noahpaulkeck
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Plenty of Hiking and boating, won't find a better place or cleaner water anywhere else around. There's also a beach (well what people in Iowa call a beach) peddle boats, kayaks, pontoon rentals, etc. Not a bad place to grill, or camp, or have a...More

1  Thank Leftoverstardust
Reviewed 28 April 2017

What a beautiful lakeside park. Lots of great natural views. It's definitely in it's natural state. Easy parking, but a little drive into the countryside.

1  Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 18 March 2017

One of my favorite spots in Eastern Iowa is the waterfall at Lake McBride State Park. It is usually best seen in the late winter/early spring when the water is low enough to walk below the falls. It can be quite windy though, so wear...More

1  Thank Hannah H
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13 August 2017|
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Response from Hannah H | Reviewed this property |
When you enter the park the road will come to a fork. You'll want to go to the right. Also, there should be a sign every time the road forks and it will have an arrow for which direction the falls are. When you're on the... More
Debra H
2 July 2017|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
iv seen dogs there i'm pretty sure.