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Knoxville, Iowa hosts the largest lake in Iowa just north on highway 14. There's something here... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Conrad L
Knoxville, United States
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Great place to take your family camping

Lake Red Rock has a lot to offer. Many campgrounds with excellent facilities. From tent camping... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2019
Donald K
Knoxville, Iowa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Knoxville, Iowa hosts the largest lake in Iowa just north on highway 14. There's something here for everybody on the long list of things to do from fishing to waterskiing, camping to hunting you cant beat this recreational gem. And if you need more weekend...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Conrad L
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Lake Red Rock has a lot to offer. Many campgrounds with excellent facilities. From tent camping to full size motor home sites. Restrooms and campgrounds are kept clean. Many trees and a lot of shade. Great for boating with many ramps and parking. If your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Donald K
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We camped at Howell Station campground. Very nice, large spaces and mature trees. Fabulous bike and walking trail! Don't miss Jaarsma's bakery in Pella, just 10 minutes away!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 190danac
Reviewed September 22, 2018

The Lake is beautiful, the trails and campgrounds are wonderful. The town of Pella is a great stop. The only reason this is not a 5 star review is the woman ar the Lake Red Rock visitor center on September 22 around noon. There were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lana S
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This lake area is very worthwhile checking out. We spent a week in the area and enjoyed it very much. Will come back for sure.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Garry M
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Ok I did give this place a good/average rating however unlike some of the positive comments I think there are a couple negatives that are worth pointing out. 1. Plan on bringing plenty of bug spray. You are on the river so be prepared for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dakotapat2017
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by and took a short walk. The scenery is beautiful here. People were taking their boats out, snd there were lots if smiles and friendly faces. Area was clean and well maintained. Have to visit again!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank silversmith560
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We went to lake red rock during their balloonfest. It was beautiful. You can stay at the many campsites for as cheap as $20 a night. There are a lot of activities you can do a Lake Red Rock and it is close to Pella....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jenny M
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Red Rock is a beautiful lake in Iowa you visit. There are numerous camp grounds to choose from that have tent and camper sites. Electric is available at the camper sites. It is a federally ran camp ground so senior passes and access passes get...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank jillbD8136GL
Reviewed December 6, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank grammapew
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September 18, 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
July 1, 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