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Lake Macbride State Park

3525 Highway 382 NE, Solon, IA 52333-8911
+1 319-624-2200
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Loud camping area

Loud campground. As in people drinking whiskey, swearing and shouting past midnight. We saw a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jammin11
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East Central Illinois
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Wonderful park and amazing waterfall

Stopped by this park on the Iowa waterfall tour and WOW! Hiked across a dam (?) between two lakes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LeahBia1125
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“boat ramp”(3 reviews)
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3525 Highway 382 NE, Solon, IA 52333-8911
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+1 319-624-2200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loud campground. As in people drinking whiskey, swearing and shouting past midnight. We saw a ranger walk through at the start of quiet hours amd alerted him, but had no effect on the noise. Also, there is a loud weather radio piped into the bathroom...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by this park on the Iowa waterfall tour and WOW! Hiked across a dam (?) between two lakes; Lake Macbride and the Coralville Reservoir and is an easy hike. Then you will see a spillway, but down a very neat rock formation. You can...More

1  Thank LeahBia1125
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Loved living by lake macbride and walking the trails. The beach was so much fun and there was good fishing as well

Thank angi g
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I have been all over the state of Iowa, and this park is as pretty as any other in the state. So many opportunities are waiting for you in this park. Trails for hiking and biking, fishing (from the shore or a boat), swimming, tent...More

1  Thank Bill K
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

first of all you cross inside a forest where you can see beautiful trees that make a shade on your road...then you park and head to the lake...you can swim or rent a small boat for a trip...it is recommended when it is sunny and...More

Thank Issa M
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Lake Macbride is a great park to visit. Nice trails - we took a stroller on the Beach to Dam trail with no problem. Lake is no wake lake and it is a very beautiful secluded lake. Highly recommend a visit. Great swimming beach as...More

Thank Lindsey L
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

The last thing I ever wanted to lose when my mobility waned was fishing. Thanks for the accessible dock at Lake MacBride State Park, I can still enjoy this pastime. A wooden trail leads directly to the dock - and it is easily accessible (both...More

Thank Teresa K
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Very clean and well taken care of! Easy access! People very nice! The beaches were really Nice! Loved the river!

1  Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Did an afternoon drive and visited lake macbride. Campground and beach were very busy. Found a swing and watched a sail boat.

1  Thank AmanaSH
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

The primitive camping area is perfect for tents. There are flush toilets, and a small boat ramp--but no showers. You can get a site near the water, but you'll probably have to reserve online. If you don't care about being near the water, you can...More

2  Thank JayBee337
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Spivey5
13 August 2017|
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Response from Hannah H | Reviewed this property |
When you enter the park the road will come to a fork. You'll want to go to the right. Also, there should be a sign every time the road forks and it will have an arrow for which direction the falls are. When you're on the... More
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Debra H
2 July 2017|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
iv seen dogs there i'm pretty sure.
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