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.

Citysort icon State Destination
Harpers Ferry IA Effigy Mounds National Monument
Lehigh IA Brushy Creek State Recreation Area
McGregor IA Pikes Peak State Park
Sioux City IA Stone State Park