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Iowa
Southeast Region
Geode State Park
GEODE STATE PARK
GEODE STATE PARK
3249 Racine Ave.
Danville, Iowa   52623

Phone: 319-392-4601
Reservations: 319-392-4601
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Geode State Park
'locust thorns'
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Geode State Park
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Geode State Park
'Sun Down At Geode'
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'Snail'
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'late evening at Geode'
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'spider web'
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'bumble bee'
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'hey little fella'
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'butterfly'
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FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Camping
There are 186 campsites with enough variety to suit anyone's tastes (96 sites have electricity). There are two modern shower buildings and a sewage dump station in the campground. Starting February 13, 2006 advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available for self-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Two camp pads and rest rooms are accessible to the mobility-impaired.
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Picnicking
Geode State Park is one of the most scenic and popular picnicking spots in southeast Iowa. Several open picnic shelters are available for group use. These may be reserved for a fee through the park manager. A picnic site accessible to the mobility impaired is available.
Trails
Several hiking trails challenge the outdoor lover at Geode. The main trail starts at the north end of the lake and follows it all the way to the dam. Part of this trail has been developed into a nature trail with a printed brochure identifying points of interest. This trail is accessible from several picnic areas along the lake. Another trail begins at the dam on the west side of the lake and ends at picnic shelter number one.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 2 Great trails! by Terri
My husband, dog, and I hiked entirely around the lake today. Took us about four hours, and we went eight miles! It was a gorgeous day and an invigorating hike, but we were unprepared for all the steep hills. Wow! How challenging! If you hike the entire trail like we did, wear good walking or trail shoes, make sure you take plenty of water and other provisions, like trail mix or something. And make sure you remember exactly where your car is parked. Great park. We will be back.
November 19 Peaceful by C.M.E.
I often walk the trails with my dog in the evening before it gets too dark. It is rare that I hear people, and when I do it is only when we pass right near a campground site. I enjoy listening to the animals (mostly deer) walking around me, the frogs, and the birds chirping. It is among my favorite places.
October 24 excellent hiking by monken
On 10-20-10, hiked around the entire lake and found the trail well kept, easy to follow and beautiful! A great afternoon for two 50 somethings - not too strenuous, but took about 3 hours by the time we made photo stops, etc.
October 16 Needs better upkeep
We stay in the fall for the past 20+ years. The showers are filthy every year. Last year the bathrooms were not replenished for 3 days ( with a full campgound)
January 12 Great Campground by Tim
Great State Park and Campground. Bass fishing is good. Lake is becoming silted in however and E-coli is common in the water. Have been camping there for over 40 years and will continue to do so. With the amount of usage the state should seriously consider adding water and waste hookups to at least half the RV sites.
August 4 We love this place!
This campground is very friendly and clean. Never have has any issues and will continue to camp here as long as we are in the area.
June 27 Beautiful Park!
This park has it all. Whether you intend to fish, hike or just do a little nature watching you will not be disappointed.
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February 24 Great Place by INFORMED
In my experience, it is beautiful and peaceful.


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