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Maquoketa Caves State Park

10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
+1 319-652-5833
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Arrive early - avoid crowds

My son and I took a road trip to see the 2017 Eclipse and along the way spent a great couple of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Detroit, Michigan
Camping, Hiking and Caves

Stayed one night at the campground, hiked by many of the caves for about a half day. Trails are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bennington, Nebraska
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10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
+1 319-652-5833
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My son and I took a road trip to see the 2017 Eclipse and along the way spent a great couple of hours here on a Saturday morning. The park was easy to find, has great signage both at the parking and on the trails,...More

Thank HersForever
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night at the campground, hiked by many of the caves for about a half day. Trails are easy and there are stairs for the steep up and down areas. Even on a hot day, the trails down by the caves provide cooler relief...More

Thank RichFromOmaha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe you can just explore these caves on your own! We arrived a couple hours before the park closed for the day so we felt like we had the place to ourselves. there were a couple small groups bit there are several caves so...More

Thank Nancy45107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on Labor Day, so we can't speak to what attendance is like any other day, but we were there by 9:30 AM and parking was filling fast. When we left a couple hours later, it was overflowing with people and vehicles. The volunteer...More

1  Thank Becky W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest parks in the midwest. Clean, great trails, friendly rangers, good parking and excellent small caves. The creek and forest are beautiful and the wooden walkways to the caves are lovely. Bring your camera and old clothes because the caves...More

Thank Jen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I explored Maquoketa Caves State Park for three hours this past Saturday. We are in our 60s and were able to hike and explore the main trail system during this time period. There was no charge to enter the park. Be sure...More

1  Thank DePere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful spot! We planned a day hike here, as our eldest son (16) is a cave nut. It felt like we were in Rivendell or Endor! Hiked for 3 hours, but could have easily stayed all day... Be sure to wear old shoes...More

Thank April R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth stopping by for couple hours before heading back to Chicagoland after visisting Dubuque area for short trip.

1  Thank Soo M
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We decided at the last minute to make our first trip here and we had a blast. We walked 6 miles and just enjoyed a relaxing afternoon.

1  Thank wendland2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This park is a must see! It is a lot of fun to go through the caves. Be prepared to get wet and be muddy! Unfortunately for us we couldn't find all the caves that were on the map. The map and the trail markers...More

1  Thank Angela B
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19 September 2017|
Response from Steven H | Reviewed this property |
Many of the parks have cabins although I can't remember if this one does. For convenience, just check the town of Maquoketa. Or if you want a something more look n the Le Claire area south of the park.
6 September 2017|
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Response from Payal V | Reviewed this property |
No , it's perfectly safe for little kids