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Macbride Nature Recreation Area

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Visit The Iowa Raptor Project

This is a nice section of land along Lake Macbride. The trails are nice and there are lots of nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A nice park with water problems

This is a beautiful state park, with lots of activities for all. But the biggest drawback at the... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2019
Mount Dora, Florida
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“Visit The Iowa Raptor Project”
Aug 15, 2019
“A nice park with water problems ”
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2093 Mehaffey Bridge Rd NE, Solon, IA 52333-9218
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice section of land along Lake Macbride. The trails are nice and there are lots of nice camping spots. The University of Iowa maintains a raptor rescue facility here that is definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

This is a beautiful state park, with lots of activities for all. But the biggest drawback at the present time is the lakes water quality. Agriculture run off has hurt the water in this beautiful lake. So check out the health of the lake before...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Q2385ALjamesl
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The trails around here are surprisingly varied and full of interesting overlooks and gullies. The raptor center is not to be missed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lauren W
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

This area, and all surrounding it, are simply some of the most gorgeous and serene areas in Iowa and furthermore, in the country. Get some excercise outdoors, bring your kids, your pets, your friends, family, or just bring yourself. A MUST area to see if...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank tylerjC3580NQ
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We came here to camp for the Iowa homecoming, and were quite pleased with the campsite. It was full of beautiful trees, the spaces were level, and the water and electrical hook ups were very well located. We will be back!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Melody L
Reviewed August 18, 2017

We visited the rec area to check out the raptor center. I was really surprised at how much more they have there. It's always heartwarming to see a place like this that allows for sick and injured animals to get medical attention and heal before...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ikeeki320
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Went to grand son graduation party! The lodge was really nice! The park well kept! Extra nicely center for famlies!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Mike D
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

We went out to see the raptor center. Beautiful area. Great hiking. Wonderful display of the birds. Free. Great trip.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Pamela B
Reviewed October 1, 2016

beautiful area to hike, no real paths, nature as nature grows, peaceful, especially with the leaves turning, see many fossils, old rock unique shapes, water is great to kaiak in

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank pattibutters
Reviewed March 9, 2012

Fox 8 is the BEST site...at the end of a peninsula and you climb down to water on three sides...beautiful rock outcroppings. Have to hike your gear to the site, but it's worth it....

9  Thank alisaMeg
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