McIntosh Woods State Park covers a total area of just 62 acres of land and is located near Ventura City, in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. The park was established in 1943 and one of its strongest attractions is Clear Lake that offers access to 3,643 acres of picturesque views and water-based recreational activities.
If you want to get to the park just travel about one mile east of Ventura and off the U.S. 18. The park is also close to Mason City which is just about 10 miles east of Clear Lake. There are several other recreational activities that you can enjoy at the park besides the water-based recreational activities.
Some of the things that you could do include swimming, camping, fishing, boating, and hiking. These activities are made possible by facilities that include a playground, a modern restroom and shower building, an open picnic shelter, yurts for rent, several campsites (most with electrical hookups), swimming beach, picnic areas, fishing jetty, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, and nature trail.
You are also allowed to bring your dog to the park at no extra cost for some fun and relaxation. If you choose to bring your dog to the park, just remember that there are some rules that have been created to protect you and your pet as well as other park visitors and the biota at the park.
Some of the rules that you should always remember include the following. First, your dog should always remain leashed or secured in an enclosure. The leash should have a maximum length of six feet. Generally, you should always maintain immediate control of your dog and ensure that your dog does not wander around the park unattended to.
If you choose to camp at the park with your dog, remember that you are only allowed a maximum of two dogs per camping tent, cabin or yurt. Finally, you should observe basic pet etiquette including cleaning up your dog’s poop immediately and then disposing of the dog waste in the right manner.