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Address: 1105 Highway T-15, Knoxville, IA
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+1 641-828-7522

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Weekend trip

Beautiful place to visit. There is so much to do. The trails are nice and maintained well. They have rental for boats and beaches to swim. The campgrounds are clean. If you are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 July 2016
Jack D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. There is so much to do. The trails are nice and maintained well. They have rental for boats and beaches to swim. The campgrounds are clean. If you are looking for a peaceful spot with several things to do its a great place to choose.

1 Thank Jack D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Spent the afternoon here. Biked for several miles, then walked about 5 around by the dam. Beautiful area. Wished we would have packed some lunch...not thinking. Lots of trails. Much love.

Thank Pattie S
Knoxville, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The lake is huge so you can do a lot of water sports from boating, tubing, kiaking to name a few. Since those activities are too much for me I do the land activities with my family...my son and husband enjoy their bike trail and I follow them by walking. I prefer to walk because I take a lot of... More 

1 Thank Elamie
New Sharon, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

If you like camping this area is set up well for you,the Dam is under construction at the moment getting a hydro generator for some electricity. Located above the dam and close to the Lake with Beautiful hard wood trees is North Overlook ,and Howell station is located below the dam with great camping and next to the Des Moines... More 

Thank devon898
Coralville, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Very beautiful area. The campgrounds look wonderful and the spaces are further apart than many campsites. We went to do some hiking though and found that there are very few natural (non-paved) hiking trails. Such a beautiful area, it would be nice if there were more hiking trails around the lake.

Thank HateTravel2
Brighton, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Lovely lake. Be sure to check out the tower on the north shore. Also, check out the parking areas below the dam. There are always birds to see there. Depending on the season, you may see bald eagles, pelicans, sea gulls, or many others.

1 Thank MOTraveler55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

My grandpa used to take me to Red Rock to fish when I was a kid, so I'm a bit nostalgic about this place. I recently came back with my husband's and two sons, and we had a great time. We visited the visitor center first, to see what was new, and found out that there are different kits (mostly... More 

Thank Amanda O
Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We have been here many times over the years(Howell Station Campground),Just recently over July 4th,we stayed 8 days.We love this campground.Great wide open spots,clean hot showers,quiet area and great fishing.We had site 107 it is one of the best sites you can get there.We could watch the deer across the river and see the Bald Eagles diving for fish.Fishing was... More 

1 Thank rather-be-camping911
Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Largest lake in Iowa. Campgrounds are clean and well maintained. Friendly staff. Shower room and toilets clean. Great pressure in showers. Firewood available for purchase, $5. Trails were closed due to flooding. Lots of construction on the dam. Fun to watch for a bit. We would definitely return.

Thank Zuletzt
Knoxville, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

It is currently under construction. When it is up and running it is awesome. It is a great kids spot and a great fishing spot.

Thank goobiegoat

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