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    Hike-in Camping in Iowa

    I've tried looking for some good hike-in camping places in Iowa. So far, the only state park I can find is Preparation Canyon (hehe). Does anybody know of any other good places, or if Preparation is any good (lol)?


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    Re: Hike-in Camping in Iowa

    Perparation is pretty good on the (w)hole.



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    Re: Hike-in Camping in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    I've tried looking for some good hike-in camping places in Iowa. So far, the only state park I can find is Preparation Canyon (hehe). Does anybody know of any other good places, or if Preparation is any good (lol)?
    I seem to remember that Backbone has hike in...


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    Re: Hike-in Camping in Iowa

    Ledges has 'hike in'

    I dont know if Backbone does or not. Their two main camgrounds do not really have any.



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    Re: Hike-in Camping in Iowa

    Try the Yellow River State Forest in NE Iowa, by Harper's Ferry. I know they have a trail that has two campgrounds on it only accessible by foot.



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    Re: Hike-in Camping in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Try the Yellow River State Forest in NE Iowa, by Harper's Ferry. I know they have a trail that has two campgrounds on it only accessible by foot.
    Yellow River is the only true hike in camping in Iowa, in my opinion. Still there are several entrances, so you might have hiked in 6 miles to get to a site, another party might have only hiked in 1 mile from another entrance. I've never like that. I've always liked to know that anyone camping near me had to do the same amount of work to get to where I'm camping.

    Otherwise, to go to MN or WI.


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