Pine Lake State Park encompasses a total area of 585 acres of parkland in Hardin County, Iowa and near Eldora City. The park has two lakes and is surrounded by 250-year-old eastern white pines. Access to the main entrance to the park can be acquired through a road about half a mile northeast of Eldora, off County Road 556.
The most attractive features within the park are the water bodies that comprise of the Iowa River as well as the Lower Pine lake that is about 50 acres big and the Upper Pine Lake that is about 69 acres big. The park also has a 50-mile bike trail that goes from one lake to the other and also connects Wyth Memorial State Park.
Besides these amenities, other amenities at the park include over one hundred modern campsites (most of which have electrical hookups), swimming beach, several rental cabins, hiking trails, day-use lodge, boat ramps, fishing jetty, open picnic shelters, interpretive trails, boat rentals, and a 9-hole golf course. Some of the things that you can do when at the park include swimming, boating (electric motors only), fishing, hiking, bicycling, and camping.
Another thing that you could do to increase your enjoyment at the park is to bring your dog along. Like other state parks in Iowa, you can bring your dog into the park at no extra cost. With that said, you need to observe park regulations and basic pet etiquette. These regulations are meant to protect everyone and to avoid inconveniencing others at the park including other visitors to the park, wildlife and the delicate plant life around.
Some of the main rules to remember with regards to your dog include keeping your dog on a leash no longer than six feet long. Avoiding park buildings and always maintaining immediate control of your dog. If you decide to camp at the park, you should be aware that there is a two-dog limit per yurt or cabin.