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Lake Red Rock

1105 Highway T-15, Knoxville, IA
+1 641-828-7522
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Huge Lake. Very inviting

We are from California and decided to check out Pella. We liked it so much that we decided to stay... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Chino Hills, California
via mobile

Oh my, the beauty that surrounds this lake. It is so nice to spend the day at the lake, looking at... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Knoxville, Iowa
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1105 Highway T-15, Knoxville, IA
+1 641-828-7522
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We are from California and decided to check out Pella. We liked it so much that we decided to stay over an additional night. We drove over to the Lake and we were so impressed by its size, beauty, boats already taking advantage of the...More

Thank 48thAnniversary
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Oh my, the beauty that surrounds this lake. It is so nice to spend the day at the lake, looking at the various scenery and not be on a lake that is surrounded by houses. The ramps are great for a big boat as they...More

Thank nanceymaher
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. There is so much to do. The trails are nice and maintained well. They have rental for boats and beaches to swim. The campgrounds are clean. If you are looking for a peaceful spot with several things to do its a...More

1  Thank Jack D
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Spent the afternoon here. Biked for several miles, then walked about 5 around by the dam. Beautiful area. Wished we would have packed some lunch...not thinking. Lots of trails. Much love.

Thank Pattie S
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The lake is huge so you can do a lot of water sports from boating, tubing, kiaking to name a few. Since those activities are too much for me I do the land activities with my family...my son and husband enjoy their bike trail and...More

1  Thank Elamie
Reviewed 1 January 2016

If you like camping this area is set up well for you,the Dam is under construction at the moment getting a hydro generator for some electricity. Located above the dam and close to the Lake with Beautiful hard wood trees is North Overlook ,and Howell...More

Thank devon898
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Very beautiful area. The campgrounds look wonderful and the spaces are further apart than many campsites. We went to do some hiking though and found that there are very few natural (non-paved) hiking trails. Such a beautiful area, it would be nice if there were...More

Thank HateTravel2
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Lovely lake. Be sure to check out the tower on the north shore. Also, check out the parking areas below the dam. There are always birds to see there. Depending on the season, you may see bald eagles, pelicans, sea gulls, or many others.

1  Thank MOTraveler55
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

My grandpa used to take me to Red Rock to fish when I was a kid, so I'm a bit nostalgic about this place. I recently came back with my husband's and two sons, and we had a great time. We visited the visitor center...More

Thank Amanda O
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We have been here many times over the years(Howell Station Campground),Just recently over July 4th,we stayed 8 days.We love this campground.Great wide open spots,clean hot showers,quiet area and great fishing.We had site 107 it is one of the best sites you can get there.We could...More

1  Thank rather-be-camping911
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Hi everyone! I'd like to know if I'm going to bring my own tent or is there any existing place to live on Lake Red Rock Campground? I don't have much experience in camping and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Tiger
2 July 2015|
Response from Cajeho | Reviewed this property |
A tent is a good start. There are some really nice furnished cabins in one area of Lake Red Rock however they are usually reserved far in advance. The cabins can hold more people and have a nice outdoor porch. It is a... More