Guests who grew up loving Western history will enjoy the over eleven miles of total trails in Rock Creek Station State Park. This area housed a significant portion of the nationally famous Oregon Trail, and guests can still check out outdoor exhibits explaining the remnants of this once well-traveled route.
For guests looking to spend the night, the park offers a 40-acre campground with over 100 total sites to choose from. Every one if these campsites come standard with a fire ring, picnic table, and electrical hookup in case you're looking to come in an overnight vehicle or pop up camper. There are public bathrooms just adjacent to the bulk of these sites, along with coin-operated showers and laundry services for guests who have extended stays.
If you bring a dog along for your stay make sure they're on a leash throughout the night. Camping is offered here via 90 total sites, all of which come standard with a concrete parking pad, fire ring, and full grilling setup in case you're looking to cook. These sites are all located around a central shower and restrooms facility free for guests to use. Laundry is also available here for a small additional fee.
If you didn't come prepared, there's a general store located here as well where you can buy things like firewood, laundry soap, and other last-minute camp essentials. If you'd looking to get out on the waves with your boat, make sure you have recent registration from the state of Iowa, which can be found at most local sporting goods stores in addition to the park's main offices.
The Rock Creek Station State Park suggest coming early if you're trying to use the concrete boat slip here during the summertime, as the area tends to be quite busy from May until September. Dogs are welcome on your boat, as long as they stay restrained throughout your stay.