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Lake Red Rock

1105 Highway T-15, Knoxville, IA
+1 641-828-7522
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Beautiful in any season.

I love Lake Red Rock no matter what season of the year. I almost always see deer on my hikes as... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Knoxville, Iowa
lake red rock

my guide, my son-in-law showed us where to catch crappie..good place to fish and weather was very... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Edward R
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“largest lake” (3 reviews)
“north shore” (2 reviews)
1105 Highway T-15, Knoxville, IA
+1 641-828-7522
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I love Lake Red Rock no matter what season of the year. I almost always see deer on my hikes as well as turkeys, squirrels and rabbits. Eagles, pelicans and multiple birds in the wooded areas or along the river or lake. The campgrounds are...More

Thank grammapew
Reviewed 9 November 2017

my guide, my son-in-law showed us where to catch crappie..good place to fish and weather was very good also

Thank Edward R
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We really liked this campground! It's not on the Lake, but on the river side of the dam. Though it's an easy drive to a swimming beach, lakeside trails, and Lake Red Rock Visitors' Center. Howell Station Campground is beautiful with trees all around, with...More

Thank DLHTravel
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Besides the huge lake that offers boating, skiing, and fishing, there are trails and campsites. As well as cabin rentals. Near the dam, there are restaurants and bars with music (I once played in a band here each weekend years ago). Pella or Knoxville are...More

Thank Randy K
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Boring. No boats, no fisherman, no pleasure craft, no canoes on a summer day August. People, you have a beautiful Lake. Where are you? No restaurants on the water, only saw one (difficult to reach) marina and didn't see anyone around there. No homes near...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go do a little hiking on a beautiful summer day. We live about 25 minutes from Lake Red Rock, so I investigated their trails online before we went. We picked the Stu Kuyper Trail because it had some loops...More

Thank Stanbro81
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Plenty to do for all ages. Just drive around the lake and you can find something for everyone to enjoy. Great swimming, boating, camping, hiking, biking, and nature trails. Can easily spend an entire day from sunup to sundown. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets!

Thank Hosegoes
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Peaceful place.we visited the tower on the north shore,visited visitor centre.climb the tower,all types of activities like camping,fishing,hiking,biking,walking every thing it offers.It is the largest lake in Iowa.I loved this place,so quite and relaxing.would like to come every time when I visit Iowa.

Thank Purnima09
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I went up last week-end to ride the Volksweg trail that skirts Lake Red Rock. This is an amazing paved trail with numerous scenic overlooks. The campsites were all clean and the fishing is good. Would highly recommend.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We are from California and decided to check out Pella. We liked it so much that we decided to stay over an additional night. We drove over to the Lake and we were so impressed by its size, beauty, boats already taking advantage of the...More

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Questions & Answers
18 September 2017|
Response from Hosegoes | Reviewed this property |
if you take the nature trail at Cordova park you can access some cliffs. but really any walk along the shore line will gain you access to some. or a boat would allow you to access them all
1 July 2015|
Response from Cajeho | Reviewed this property |
A tent is a good start. There are some really nice furnished cabins in one area of Lake Red Rock however they are usually reserved far in advance. The cabins can hold more people and have a nice outdoor porch. It is a... More