Description

Calling all cavers and explorers! Come on down to one of Iowa’s most unique natural wonders, Maquoketa Caves State Park. First set yourself up in the shady pine tree covered campground in one of the standard or RV (electric hookup) sites. Then get down to business by heading into the underground. There are multiple caves of different sizes to explore. Once you need some daylight hit the trails or just chillax at your campsite and thank Mother Nature for all her hard work in making the outdoors just so darn awesome.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
29 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
No picnic table

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Maquoketa Caves Campground.

Cave
Forest
Waterfall
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Amanda M.
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October 10th, 2017

The caves alone are worth a visit, and camping was fantastic. I went with a group of five of my best friends. Although it rained, the hiking was spectacular—we found a few really great hidden water spots. This was also the first time I ever had a pizza sandwich cooked over the fire. It changed my life. Haha! <3

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June 4th, 2018
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October 11th, 2017
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February 13th, 2017
Park
Maquoketa Caves State Park
State
Iowa
Country
United States
Phone Number
563-652-5833
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
42.118° N, 90.781° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 6 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 23 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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