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Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine

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Wildcat Den State Park is a state park of Iowa, US, in Muscatine County. The park features 75ft cliffs, rock formations, and several historic structures. The 1848 Pine Creek Gristmill and Pine Mill Bridge are both on the National Register of Historic Places. The campground has 28 campsites, but lacks modern restroom facilities. There are also two open shelters that can be reserved for a fee through the park manager. Advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Additional campsites and other recreational facilities can be found 6mi away at the Fairport State Recreation Area, which is directly on the Mississippi River.
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  • The Pine Creek Grist Mill was a great scene. What an interesting history. Good signage and well kept. 
    The Pine Creek Grist Mill was a great scene. What an interesting history. Good signage and well kept.  more »
  • Stayed at Jumer's Casino on a Monday night for our 15th wedding anniversary. Not much to do on a Tuesday, so we made the short trip to the state park. Wasn't sure what to expect, but we were willing.....  more
    Stayed at Jumer's Casino on a Monday night for our 15th wedding anniversary. Not much to do on a Tuesday, so we made the short trip to the state park. Wasn't sure what to expect, but we were willing.....  more »
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  • Small but beautiful park. Campsites are clean and cheap with a mix of reservable and walk up sites. Water is available but not for every site. It's for filling tanks not hooking up service. No electric hookups. Vault toilets, no showers. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Entire park including trails are pristine for the most part hardly any trash. Lots to see and do in a small area, can all be done in a short day. Interesting historic grist mill and bridge that can be toured. Old schoolhouse is closed for some reason. This is the first state park I've stayed at and would love to see more based on this place!
  • Recommend to make it least once visit this summer. Both great hiking and historical buildings and events. Wish for more public info of Events. Just do not know where to look for info if what weekends the historical buildings are open to public.

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