The Wapsipinicon State Park in Anamosa, Iowa is located just south of the Wapsipinicon River. Known as one of Iowa’s first state parks, this enormous open space lies on 394 acres of gorgeous land. If you love nature, you'll find an ample and diverse amount of species for bird-watching and a multitude of flowers growing on the property.
RV and tent campsites are available year-round, although the water and electricity are shut off in the colder months. The lodges on-site are used for weddings and large gatherings in the summer. RV rates start at $19 during the peak months of May through September, but tent sites start as low as $6.
There are picnic areas located in the park, as well as a playground, making the park a perfect place for a family summer camping trip. The park is also open for hunting and winter activities like skiing and snowboarding.
The park has many features that every family member can enjoy. The river offers boating and fishing activities. There are several caves located within the park for your inner spelunker, and, of course, the unique lime and sandstone vistas.
Pets are welcome in the park, but dogs must be leashed at all times. There isn’t a dedicated pet area, but there are 3.5 miles of hiking trails for Fido to enjoy. There are even small streams and creeks along the trails for your dog to splash in or take a drink of cool water.
Iowa’s second-largest city, Cedar Rapids, is a short 20-mile drive from the RV park if you’re looking for a day trip to the big city and all its cultural opportunities. Cedar Rapids also has two off-leash dog parks if your dog isn’t satisfied with discovering miles of nature trails from their leash.
The Wapsipinicon State Park shares a mile of shore with the Wapsipinicon River and provides campers with a stunning nature scene of caves, bluffs, and wide open prairies. Plan your visit today!