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Northeast Region
McIntosh Woods State Park
MCINTOSH WOODS STATE PARK
MCINTOSH WOODS STATE PARK
1200 East Lake Street
Ventura, Iowa    50482

Phone: 641-829-3847
Reservations: 641-829-3847
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FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Camping
McIntosh Woods State Park features a campground that was extensively renovated in the early 1980s. The campground has 49 campsites, 45 with electricity. A modern rest room and shower building are present, as well as a playground equipment for little ones. 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.

Yurts:

Visitors to McIntosh Woods may stay in one of two yurts available for rent. The "yurt" or "ger" as it is often referred to is based on a nomadic shelter used in Central Asia. It is a 16-foot circular tent structure with a wood frame, lattice walls and a vinyl covering. The yurt also has windows, a clear dome on the roof and a framed door. It comes with a full-size futon, twin bunk beds and a table with chairs and is treated like a camping cabin rental. The yurts can be reserved for a fee through the Internet at www.reserveiaparks.com or by calling toll-free 1-877-IAPARKS.
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Boating
McIntosh Woods State Park is one of the major boating access points for Clear Lake. A modern boat ramp is present with an extensive paved area for vehicle and trailer parking.


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Picnicking
McIntosh Woods State Park is a popular spot for picnickers. The grassy and shaded picnic areas are a fine place for a family cookout. An open picnic shelter has been built near the boat ramp and is available on a reservation basis through the park manager for a fee.
Trails
A one-mile nature trail takes visitors into the heart of McIntosh Woods and signs describe different features of the parks.
Area Attractions
Ventura Access is located only a mile west of McIntosh Woods in the town of Ventura. The area features a boat ramp, an open picnic shelter (which may be reserved for a fee through the park manager, playground equipment, rest room facilities and ball field. It is an excellent spot for a variety of outdoor recreation fun. A fishing dock is available at the boat ramp and is designed for handicap access.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 9 Unique Yurts
ideal family camping in the yurts Had a family get together and had a ball camping, talking around the campfire, exploring the trails after dark and finding the stars. good people to work with also


Area Campgrounds

Oakwood RV Park
5419 240th
Clear Lake, IA
641-357-4019


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McIntosh Woods State Park
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