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Maquoketa Caves State Park

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Natural Iowa

In a state that seems to be covered in corn and soybeans from one end to the other this park is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
The Maquoketa Caves never get old!

We've got a little piece of heaven right here in Jackson county Iowa. It's beautiful, lots of caves... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Lisa B
Maquoketa, Iowa
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10970 98th Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In a state that seems to be covered in corn and soybeans from one end to the other this park is a complete surprise. Driving down into the forest you begin to notice the limestone bluffs crop up around you. By far the most interesting...More

2  Thank ckrash105
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately the park was closed. You have to drive about 6 miles out of town to the park. We stopped and got directions and were told the road in was under construction, but if we stopped at the museum they would tell us how to...More

2  Thank Mike B
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We've got a little piece of heaven right here in Jackson county Iowa. It's beautiful, lots of caves to explore, wild life, and camping. Lots of steps in areas, but it's well maintained. There is also area for picnics and a small play ground. And...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We've been to the caves now twice since I moved here and we love this park in Iowa!it is so fun to explore and our dogs enjoyed it too! It can get really busy during the spring and summer months but we went on a...More

Thank Shelby A
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

We went for a quick day trip to hike and had a great time. We were able to go into some of the caves that were more accessible since we had our two young kids in tow. We can't wait to go back without our...More

Thank Lindy2013
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

This is my all time favorite place to go caving. Tours are usually self guided unless you arrange for a guided tour. The camp sites are cozy with nice restrooms. There are so many different caves, a Ridgeline trail and a prairie trail. It is...More

1  Thank Rebekah M
Reviewed October 4, 2017

I have been wanting to go to this park for awhile and was finally able to and was not disappointed. It's a beautiful park and the caves are so much fun. There were a lot of people there. This was so much fun and next...More

1  Thank Jacey S
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful, very popular, very busy state park. Parking fills up fast on weekends. Lots to see and do. Hiking, bird watching or climbing through caves are popular activities. Wear comfortable, sturdy, waterproof shoes. Bring water and a flashlight. Excellent family activity.

1  Thank john l
Reviewed September 15, 2017

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 September 6, 2017 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

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June 2, 2018|
Response from Pamela G |
All of Maquoketa Caves State Park is closed through August 24, 2018 due to road construction and the campground being renovated. Any changes to the closure will be posted here if we re-open earlier. (Updated June 27, 2018)
September 21, 2017|
Response from cdhcch | Reviewed this property |
The cave part takes under 10 minutes. If the goal is exploring or seeing a large cave, this is not the place. If the goal is a close place that has a cave, free and a good walk through the woods then this would be a good... More