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If you haven’t been to Prairie Rose, you need to come! Great camping and beautiful views of the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Walnut, United States
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A Relaxing Getaway

My family and I love to relax out at Prairie Rose lake on evenings and during the weekend after a... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Harlan, Iowa
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680 Road M47, Harlan, IA 51537-6418
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

If you haven’t been to Prairie Rose, you need to come! Great camping and beautiful views of the lake. Family friendly, but also great for people wanting peace and quiet.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

My family and I love to relax out at Prairie Rose lake on evenings and during the weekend after a busy week. There are always many places to choose from when deciding where to unpack out the picnic and pull out a chair to look...More

Thank Wide_EyedTraveler202
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Lots of great camping areas, plenty of picnic spots, a boat dock, a beach and recreational area...7 miles of hiking trails...fishing on a 218 acre lake...swimming, and plenty of beautiful, tree and grass covered views. So you can spend an hour or two...or you can...More

2  Thank lanceo53
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at park. Sat by the lake. Was not too crowded. It just was a great day. Kids were especially happy

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice, clean camp ground. Great place for kids as well as adults. The fishing can be really good. Nice shelters, well manicured . Often you can see deer passing threw the woods. Nice place to relax

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Very well taken care of State Park. Quiet, nice camping area and there are cabins available to rent. Great place to take children.

Thank Vickie P
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

You know, driving west on I 80, at this time of year, can seem a bit monotonous. Brown fields, dusty air (the farmer are finishing the harvest) and mist of the trees are bare. What a surprise unto find this place. There are over 60...More

Thank Anita W
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous and very large park! Great for camping, with lots of camp sites for both tent and camper/rv camping. This was our first time here and it is now our favorite!

1  Thank eaking1098
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I have been traveling to Harlan for work for years and hadn't visited this park until yesterday. I couldn't believe what I had been missing! It has a large lake, a beach, campground, cabins with bunk beds, hiking trails, and a place to dock boats....More

1  Thank Christine T
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights here in our 35' 5er. Nice clean park with a lot of the sights overlooking the lake. Nice fireplaces and picnic tables. Great for walking and biking. Price very reasonable at $19.00 for full hook ups, 50amp elec, sewer And water. Did...More

Thank Ed M
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