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Palisades-Kepler State Park, Mount Vernon

4.4
#16 of 24 in Nature in Iowa
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4.6
  • Real nice! Excellent care of the park! Love the place! Cannot wait to go back for camping! Lots of dear!  more »
  • 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 c...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful state park. The views and trails are amazing. Campground is well spaced and has modern showers and restrooms. River access with ease. Rock climbing
  • Love this park. Beautiful drive, hiking trails, scenery, bluffs... What's there not to like?
  • Nice place. (For iowa). Acreage. Shrooms.
  • Very nice hiking location, great views as well as climbing locations. Only downside is the water is as gross as anywhere else in Iowa.
  • The park is fine, but not my favorite in the area. There are good facilities, and plenty of water access, but definitely would go elsewhere for a hike.

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