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Bellevue State Park, Bellevue

4.5
#12 of 55 in Nature in Iowa
Must see · State Park · Park
Bellevue State Park is broken into two different tracts. The Nelson unit is located just south of Bellevue, IA atop a limestone bluff. While the Dyas unit is located 2 miles further south, down highway 52. Both units host multiple hiking trails that lead to scenic overlooks of the Mississippi river. If you get tired from walking there are various picnicking areas, which are great for the whole family. What makes the Nelson unit so unique is its butterfly sanctuary, which brings in over 60 different species of butterflies from throughout the state. This unit also has a lodge that can be rented out for special events. If you feel like wanting to sticking around the Dyas unit has 52 different camping sites that have electric hookups or non-electric lots for the average camper. Reservations for camping sites can be made online or just stop on in to see if any spots are open.
A visit to Bellevue State Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bellevue road trip site to plot your vacation.
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  • The hiking trail was nice. As a family we enjoyed it. We will probably come back again after this covid thing is over. I think we were about a week late for the butterflies.  more »
  • Delightful state park with picture-perfect views! Really nice butterfly garden and walking paths. We didn't stray off the concrete walkways but plan to return and enjoy more of the park.  more »

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