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Maquoketa Caves State Park

10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
+1 319-652-5833
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Such an amazing experience! When we went, the waters were high and we got our feet all wet. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Great day trip

Perfect for a day trip with the kids or a walk in the trees at a free state park. Enter from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
+1 319-652-5833
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing experience! When we went, the waters were high and we got our feet all wet. You might want to bring spare shoes and socks if it's rained recently.

Thank SFDSM515
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect for a day trip with the kids or a walk in the trees at a free state park. Enter from the east of the paved road. Do not take the GPS fastest route via 98 st from the west. 98 is a dirt road...More

1  Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day enjoying this beautiful park. Hiking, exploring beautiful caves, and lovely nature. Muddy but a fantastic adventure!

Thank vlilly1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place! We took our daughter who was 18months at the time and she loved it. We loved seeing all the bats and walking through the caves. Bring good walking shoes and bug spray! We can't wait to go back!

Thank nielsenkennedy
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The park was nice with caves suitable for all ages and levels of adventurers. Be prepared to get a little muddy if you want to check out the depths of the caves. The campground was a good family environment with plenty of space for each...More

1  Thank Greg F
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

There were recommendations to wear old clothes. I am sooooo glad we brought extra shoes, because the main cave had running water we had to wade through to get onto the upper paved sections. We were ankle deep in mud at one section which was...More

2  Thank Sara H
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We had the park almost to ourselves in early May. The caves were very cool and the spring flowers amazing. It was difficult finding all the caves with the parks trail map since it did not include the creek we were following and there were...More

Thank cmgmjg
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Campground is very well shaded and level spots but is somewhat small and large units will have difficulty getting in/out. Most of sights are very suited for tents as we noted many sights were tent campers. The grounds themselves are fairly well kept but I...More

Thank jroorda
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the park twice in one weekend and I was fascinated by it. I only hiked and peeked into many of the caves because I didn't have a change of clothes and a flashlight. I especially enjoyed my twilight hikes - the park was...More

1  Thank emholly
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A great place and must visit for avid explorers. Plan for at least half day to spend and kids did enjoyed a lot.

Thank Kalyan C
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yessie h
Are the trails wheel chair friendly? My son has a broken foot he can't hike but he can climb stairs and do some walking.
24 May 2017|
Response from Sara H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I would not recommend this activity for your son. The best parts are very rocky!