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Address: 1900 Pammel Park Rd, Winterset, IA 50273-8317
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+1 515-462-3536

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Nice Park

We camped for one night in the campground. The park is very pretty. The host and hostess for the campground were great. They went above and beyond to offer fun things for the... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Marilyn T
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We camped for one night in the campground. The park is very pretty. The host and hostess for the campground were great. They went above and beyond to offer fun things for the campers to participate in.

Thank Marilyn T
Canton, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My visit was just a drive through but there appeared to be nice facilities that are common in most state parks. The unique part for me was the "ford". And area of water with well marked edge to drive across the stream, river or creek depending on your point of view. After watching a couple of other cars similar to... More 

Thank 1957sjensen
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The park was the first stop on our itinerary as it has the first Bridge and the tower to view ,easy access to the Bridge and I'd have to suggest that if your traveling with kids or folks that have health or leg issues to drive up to the tower

Thank Lovetrips2much
Raymore, Missouri
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to spend the afternoon either as a drive or to get out and stretch your legs in the park. Have taken canoes there in the past and enjoyed canoeing for a couple of hours. Love driving through the bridge

Thank kchefkaren
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I went her with the ole lady and our boywe met up w/ nother couple with a boy too we went for areal nice hike. They gotta ford and lots of fire rings. They even have yurts. We'll be back.

Thank johnnysilverado
Winterset, Iowa
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This park has a campground and some Yurts to rent. Go see them to learn what a Yurt is. There is a river to play in and some walking trails. A nice place for nature close to Winterset sites.

Thank davidsN4998XT
Cedar Rapids
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333 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This park is roughly 4 miles sw of Winterset. Head west on state highway 92 until you make a left on P68. When you enter, you weave your way around a stream, then you start seeing areas where you can place your kayak at certain spots.Keep going. The key entrance for ME was the tunnel. Two lane wide, under the... More 

1 Thank Daniel B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Spent a great couple of days exploring at Pammel Park. We had fun exploring the park, and playing in the water near the ford. We got in the river on some blow up air mattresses and floated peacefully around to the other side of the bridge. Note: The trip took about 2 hours. Make sure you get out after the... More 

1 Thank penelopelouise
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I love the water that flows over the road! It is truely unique place that is fun and peaceful! I would recommend to anyone who wants a nice, clean, and beautiful setting.

Thank felicity1030
Ames, Iowa
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254 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

An almost unique state park located within the town of Winterset. The woods are dense with old hardwoods and newer growth. Walking paths offer a great place to stroll or run for exercise while enjoying the quiet beauty of the place. We saw two deer while we were visiting the park.

Thank DMGAmes_Iowa

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