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Visit the butterfly garden!

All we had time to do here was visit the butterfly garden and the frog pond at the end of the... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
St. Paul, MN
Camping and hiking

This park has two locations. One has a campground the other has day activities. The campground was... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Crbr S
Marion, Iowa
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2166 429th Ave., Bellevue, IA 52031
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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 Crbr S
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
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Look out rock. Great place for a picnic or family reunion. Lot's of paths for a great adventure. Make sure you visit the butterfly garden. Absolutely beautiful.

Thank DebSievers4u
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Tent camped, nice paved roads and nice RV and tent spots. Tent spot #41 is on a hill but surrounded by flowers and trees. Recommend reserving #42, 43 or 44. Showers are one stall with no stinks or anything and water stays on about one...More

Thank Meridie B
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Easy-to-access, quiet little overlooks where you could see the city of Bellevue and the dam. Several picnic benches and shelters.

Thank Hturtle333
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