Iowa Outdoor Destinations
Iowa is a great place for families to explore the outdoors. The state has 2 national parks, 86 state parks, 10 state forests and a number of county parks.
Iowa's terrain is largely comprised of rolling hills and the northeast portion of the state has steep hills and valleys. Iowa is a land-locked state with water recreation available on various lakes and rivers, including the Mississippi River, the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River.