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Waubonsie State Park

2585 Waubonsie Park Rd, Hamburg, IA 51640-5046
+1 712-382-2786
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Pretty park with overlook along the Byway

Pretty park located off the Loess Hills Scenic Byway. A local had suggested the overlook as... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Noblesville, Indiana
via mobile
Needs funding and maintenance

While the scenery is great, this park as a whole feels like a work in progress. We have had family... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Erin F
Omaha, Nebraska
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2585 Waubonsie Park Rd, Hamburg, IA 51640-5046
+1 712-382-2786
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Pretty park located off the Loess Hills Scenic Byway. A local had suggested the overlook as particularly scenic. Would be stunning in the fall! No admission fee. Easy hike to overlook with several benches.

Thank JQuilter
Reviewed 5 July 2017

While the scenery is great, this park as a whole feels like a work in progress. We have had family reunions there the last two years and camped there this Memorial Day and overall the area left us wanting. The cabin we rented was poorly...More

Thank Erin F
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wonderful park and a fantastic drive from Lincoln Ne. Love the fall colors, winding roads through the hills. We used to come here when I was a child to pic nic. Still the same gorgeous scenery.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I wanted to take the day off and drive over to Iowa. I decided to visit Waubonsie and take a few photographs. This is a great time of year to drive the scenic bluffs. There were only a few folks using the park so one...More

Thank Dorothy H
Reviewed 4 July 2016

It's about 10 miles east of I-29. Nice campground with electric hookups and nice bath houses with showers. Not too many larger sites. We are 26ft and there weren't too many sites that would fit bigger RV's. At $16 a night,this was a real bargain.

Thank Randy G
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This park is located along the Loess Hills. It has some nice picnic areas and a few miles of hiking trails. I didn't camp although there is a campground. I couldn't find out much about the trails when I got there and found just one...More

1  Thank jnobz
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

There's a beautiful scenic overlook you can walk up to while staying here. The only downside is the shower house does not open until April 15th. If it had been open I would have rated it higher. We paid about 15 dollars for the night....More

Thank AliceDilts
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We were married at the Scenic Overlook and had our reception at the Washawtee Lodge in Waubonsie on June 20, 2015. It was a lovely venue and Matthew Moles was so helpfu to us as we planned. Everything was just as we wanted it. The...More

Thank Tami T
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The overlook and picnic area alone is worth a visit The view is especially beautiful in the fall. I really love the hiking trails and since Iowa doesn't charge an entrance fee for its state parks you get to enjoy about 7 miles of trails...More

Thank Tanja C
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We live about an hour from the park so this was a nice overnight getaway for my husband and I to celebrate my birthday recently. I used to live only 20 miles from the park but at the time only drove past it, regretfully. The...More

Thank 2CatsMom
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