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Maquoketa Caves State Park

10970 98th St.
Maquoketa, IA 52060
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Well, We just had a wonderful time. I have lived in Eastern Iowa for 40 years and 2 days and had no idea I lived near such a place. The good included: The boys, ages 11 and 7, had a great time in the caves. They climbed and played and played and climbed until they could climb or play no more. The sites had a nice distance between them. The sites are nestled among the biggest pine trees I have ever seen in Iowa. It was the quietest campground I have ever been in. There was not one radio,basketball, or training wheel to be heard. It is my opinion that the children and parents wear themselves out so much spelunking that by 9:30 the mallows had been roasted and the kids were asleep or zoned out in front of the fire. The little welcome center had an interesting history lesson about the park. The not so good. Not much really. The sites are spaced well side to side, but are not very deep. This seems to keep out the 5th wheel riffraff. There were 4 pups in a row on our side of the street. The shower rooms were ok not great. The Park is small and if you don't want to cave it, there is not much else. The caves are not Carlsbad Caverns or anything huge, and since the people of the 1800's robbed them of stalegtites(sp) and mites, they are somewhat bare. However since the damage has been done you are allowed to crawl everywhere your caboose will fit. It was great!

Received from Mike for visit in Jun 2006

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