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Beautifully situated high atop The bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Great fall colors... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Great fall camping experience

We have a 25' motorhome. The Bellevue state park campground was easy to navigate and the sights are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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2166 429th Ave., Bellevue, IA 52031
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully situated high atop The bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Great fall colors. There was no admission charge the day we were there. I'm not sure about peak times of the year.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a 25' motorhome. The Bellevue state park campground was easy to navigate and the sights are fairly large. Easy back in for our coach. Some spots are drive thru. Nice fire ring and picnic table. Very nice hiking trails near the campground. Clean...More

Thank Goodscout
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Take a break and go for a walk (or hike) thru the established trails. Some run along the bluff area, some go past the Butterfly garden. Both provide great opportunities to stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery.

1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed August 13, 2018

All we had time to do here was visit the butterfly garden and the frog pond at the end of the garden path. Our kids (ages 7 and 3) LOVED watching tadpoles swim and the frogs jump. We came back a few days later to...More

1  Thank RadioJeff
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This park has two locations. One has a campground the other has day activities. The campground was clean. Spots are small and close. Truck+5th wheel is 40’; we were able to fit in spot 5. Most spots are short so check the length on the...More

Thank CrbrS
Reviewed March 5, 2018

My wife and I stopped by as we were driving past. The place was almost empty. We drove to the top and walked a short distance to a couple benches which offered a great view of the town and the river. Nothing else was open,...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Great place to see a panoramic view of Bellevue! Also some nice trails and a kids playground . Ask locals about the “Lemon Squeezer” trail Be careful when driving! The entrance road is steep and winding!

Thank 5760jerrymj
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Bellevue State Park is broken up into two parks..... the Northerly Nelson Unit has the Butterfly Garden, South Bluff Nature Center, Picnic Shelters, Lodge, and hiking trails. The Southern Dyas Unit has the camping sites for tents, campers, RVs, etc (electrical), as well as great...More

1  Thank IA_Hawks
Reviewed September 24, 2017

some great views of the river and river town! We enjoyed seeing the train go through town from the park that overlooks the river. Small park with not alot to do except look that the view

Thank knorda
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Try to make the stop if you are driving the river road the views is breathtaking. Don't miss the historical markers about the founders of the area.

1  Thank DizeeDM
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