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Good use of quarries

Has a nice trail for walking and biking with a sandy beach. It's great to see it turned into a... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2019
Mary Jo R
Ainsworth, IA
Sand, water, docks and parking

We have not been to "pits" for 30 years...wow, what an overhaul. Nice fishing, boating docks. Much... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2017
Paul B
Muscatine, United States
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May 8, 2019
“Good use of quarries”
Jun 25, 2017
“Finally...a beach in Muscatine County!”
This 425-acre county park features over 120 acres of small lakes and ponds amongst a landscape of grassy/brushy areas and sand dunes.
2554 Pettibone Ave, Muscatine, IA 52761-9137
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

Has a nice trail for walking and biking with a sandy beach. It's great to see it turned into a park to enjoy.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mary Jo R
Reviewed June 25, 2017

This a new, great attraction for the residents of Muscatine County! There is a very large sandy beach area with a nice size swimming area. Plus, there is a dock for fishing and one for launching a boat, canoe, or kayak. There are many mini...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 5, 2017

We have not been to "pits" for 30 years...wow, what an overhaul. Nice fishing, boating docks. Much parking and sand everywhere. Really a beautiful place and getting better.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

I would ever get to swim in a gravel pit again! I grew up in Muscatine and , as a kid, "swam in the pits" regularly. I loved them because of their clear, relatively clean water. So refreshing! Trespassing laws we're strengthened in the 1970's...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Beavercowboy
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Quite the hidden gem. Fantastic beach area with volleyball court and dock to launch your small boat.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank BryanI4
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

was one of our favorite things to do many years ago. Due to several accidents back then, the gravel companies closed them to the public. There is now a place to go! Deep Lake Park is a county-owned and run multi-activity park. One of the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Beavercowboy
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Deep Lakes Park is an awesome addition for Muscatine. The beach is very nice and sandy! The water is clear and the roped off area is perfect for kids and adults. The beach is non smoking and no pets allowed but that only makes it...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank C6165NSkimm
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Many acres of sandy acres spotted with many gravel pits filled with cold water and good fishing. No life guards. natural place, a few min. from downtown the real thing not a disney creation

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank michaelRehwaldt
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

BEWARE... $195.00 Citations are issued for standing knee deep in the water outside the designated swimming area. Don't let your family fun be spoiled by a very expensive lesson to be learned. Welcome to the park. :(

Date of experience: June 2016
4  Thank 675heatherw
Reviewed June 30, 2015

When I was a kid approximately 53 years ago I was here. My family came here to look for Lake Superior Agates. My Mother is 92 and wanted to come back to look for them again. we didn't have much luck though. It was neat...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Linda V
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