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.With our world travel planner, Muscatine attractions like Wildcat Den State Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Wildcat Den State Park reviews
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 »
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.
Plan your trip to Muscatine
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Muscatine
Side trips from Muscatine
Trips in Wildcat Den State Park by other users
12 days in Davenport BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Eagle Point Park Ulysses S. Grant Home Julien Dubuque Monument 10 days in Muscatine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Muscatine Art Center National Pearl Button Museum Wildcat Den State Park 15 days in Muscatine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Wildcat Den State Park Pine Creek Grist Mill National Pearl Button Museum 10 days in Muscatine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Muscatine Art Center National Pearl Button Museum Wildcat Den State Park 27 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Madrid Muscatine Clinton 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM GUAM Phoenix Austin Muscatine