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Ledges State Park officially became one of Iowa’s first state parks in 1924. Archiological evidence found within the park dates to around 4,000 years ago. At time of European settlement, this area was inhabited by the Sauk, Fox and Sioux tribes. Native Americans mounds in the vicinity contain artifacts that are reminders of the first residents.
The beauty of the canyons and bluffs of Ledges has attracted millions of visitors. Thirteen miles of hiking trails leading up and down steep slopes to scenic overlooks and spectacular views of Pea’s Creek. There is a fully accessible interpretive trail around Lost Lake.
Ledges has a swimming beach and launch ramps for boats. The park features 94 campsites with 40 with electrical hook-ups for RVs. If you’re interested in renting an RV, Green Vacation Deals recommends RVshare.
There are 42 nonelectrical campsites and 12 hike-in campsites. If you’re interested in buying a tent, click here to see how you can save money.
If your preference is for a hotel, Green Vacation Deals recommends