Ledges State Park

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N0rmalee
Bossier City, LA551 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful landscape with plenty of ledges and some picturesque bridges, the road actually has a couple of places where you go thru a little water. Evidently this is a favorite spot for senior photos but sometimes the park is closed due to high water…
Written 5 October 2021
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Cryptic_Tourist
Saint Louis, MO586 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
I can’t lie, I really wasn’t expecting there to be any good hiking in Iowa at all. Thankfully, my friend recommended I check this place out and it was excellent! There’s plenty of elevation gain to make your hike challenging. What the park lacks in scenic views, it makes up for in fun trails.

It wasn’t crowded at all which was nice considering it was summer time. I would definitely hike here again!
Written 27 June 2021
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Joann G
Milford, IA91 contributions
May 2021
If you are in the area, it's definitely worth your time to stop. It is a beautiful area and we enjoy walking the trails. We like hiking to the crows nest and looking out over the park. We also like driving the road and going through the water on the road. We have been there during flooding and now during low water times. It just a great place. We have walked several different trails and can see how they are keeping them up. The one going to the crows nest is getting a little rugged but then how do you fix something that has been there for years and years.
We love this area and would recommend anyone to stop and stretch your legs with a good hike.
Written 15 May 2021
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LittlePaint
Urbandale, IA663 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Gorgeous place in the snow!

Only a few campers, all widely spaced so you feel like you're the only one here.

Quiet. Peaceful. Serene.

The roads get plowed quickly. Canyon is closed to traffic and left unplowed. Makes a great walk from the campground.

No running water. No restrooms. Electricity is on. Can use dump station but no water for flushing tanks. 50 amp electric sites only $11.
Written 13 December 2020
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Shannon J
Laramie, WY4 contributions
Jul 2020
I have to preface this by saying that this was a very brief visit, during the pandemic. We drove through on a road trip, during July 2020. I had initially reserved a spot for us to camp for two nights, but after seeing how crowded the park was, and how very close together the camp sites are, I canceled and we just ate lunch at a picnic table and drove through the park instead. It is a very lovely park and appears to be well maintained. The common areas, especially where you drive through and splash all the kids, look like they'd be very enjoyable during safer times. I hope to have a chance to visit it once again under better circumstances.
Written 13 August 2020
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Hannah
Altoona, IA76 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
We always have lots of fun when we go there! We enjoy having the cars splash us with the water when they drive by over the low bridges (you can stand in the river and get splashed). But we also love their hiking trails and walking up the river for an adventure. They have camping areas but we usually don't camp, we make a day trip out of it.
Written 6 July 2020
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sassynesswithasmile
Atlanta, Georgia457 contributions
May 2020
We had so much fun at Ledges Park. It was a hot day and our dog enjoyed playing in the cool stream. There were a lot of kids standing next to the flooded roadway encouraging the drivers to drive thru the low areas at a fast speed in order to spray them with the water. It looked fun but I think it was a little dangerous as a car may spin out and lose control. While hiking we found it was impossible to keep our shoes dry.. next time we will wear water shoes. I can't wait to come back when it isn't so hot so we can explore more.
Written 1 July 2020
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Christina D
Urbandale8 contributions
Sep 2019
Despite the flooding, we had a GREAT time. We waded through the flooded area. Great hike. So beautiful !
Written 11 February 2020
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Lori M
Madrid, Iowa14 contributions
Jul 2019
The Ledges is a beautiful state park with waterways that are scenic and pathways that are great to walk on!!! The campground is wonderful!!!! A must when in central Iowa!
Written 10 December 2019
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MaryNDaveP
Des Moines, IA158 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Today, Oct 26th, we went to Ledges State Park. It was just beautiful! We hiked and enjoyed the woods and trails. This is a really nice state park worth a visit.
Written 26 October 2019
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