Outdoor Adventure

Recharge in Nature

Home to stunning rivers cutting through limestone bluffs, rolling hills, endless prairies and an abundance of state and county parks, Iowa’s landscape allows for year-round adventures.

Grab your hiking shoes and traverse the scenic trails at Yellow River and Stephens State Forest and the rolling landscape of the Loess Hills at Preparation Canyon. Discover peaceful waterfalls like Dunning's Spring and Willow Creek Waterfall. Or simply relax at a camping site at Lake Icaria Recreation Area

Explore more outdoor opportunities with the DNR Hook n' Paddle Passport.

Photo Courtesy Brian Gibbs