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Wapsipinicon State Park, Anamosa

#34 of 55 in Nature in Iowa
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Wapsipinicon State Park is located south of Anamosa, Iowa, United States. The 394-acre (159 ha) park is along the sandstone and limestone bluffs of the Wapsipinicon River, from which it derives its name. It is one of the oldest state parks in Iowa, and it was listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.
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  • Never new of this park until driving by it after visiting Anamosa. It’s a scenic park, lots of trees, has a couple of caves to explore and a cool old wooden bridge. Also has a campground and other...  more »
  • I stopped here to check out the caves. They have an Ice cave and Horse Thief Cave. You need a bright flashlight to get in the tight crevice of the ice cave, but Horse Thief Cave is big and open. It...  more »
  • Great place for a family outing and super close to CR/Marion. Whether it is a day trip or just going for a couple hours it is well worth it. The caves are pretty fun... And cool in the heat. Kids have a great time on the upside down bridge getting splashed by vehicles driving through or playing on the little sandbars down stream. The park is very well maintained. Love this place!
  • Traveling through the area and came across this gem. Large park with to many cool things to do for just a few days. Will be going back asap.

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