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Lake Macbride State Park

3525 Highway 382 NE, Solon, IA 52333-8911
+1 319-624-2200
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Wonderful park

This park has a beach, lots of picnic tables, shade, and swing chairs for you to enjoy the lake... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kquacks
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Iowa City, Iowa
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No fun

The RV sites are so cramped that it is hard to get in and out of them.. Gravel and dirt is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat D
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“swimming area” (4 reviews)
“tent camping” (4 reviews)
“boat ramp” (3 reviews)
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3525 Highway 382 NE, Solon, IA 52333-8911
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+1 319-624-2200
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This park has a beach, lots of picnic tables, shade, and swing chairs for you to enjoy the lake view. Sadly we couldn’t enjoy the beach since I was did not read that pets were not welcomed at the beach. However I think it’s a...More

Thank Kquacks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The RV sites are so cramped that it is hard to get in and out of them.. Gravel and dirt is awful,camp host never seen,Nothing to do unless you fish or boat. Nothing to see on the trails..Lake is pretty but that is about it.....More

1  Thank Pat D
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Loud campground. As in people drinking whiskey, swearing and shouting past midnight. We saw a ranger walk through at the start of quiet hours amd alerted him, but had no effect on the noise. Also, there is a loud weather radio piped into the bathroom...More

Thank jammin11
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Stopped by this park on the Iowa waterfall tour and WOW! Hiked across a dam (?) between two lakes; Lake Macbride and the Coralville Reservoir and is an easy hike. Then you will see a spillway, but down a very neat rock formation. You can...More

1  Thank LeahBia1125
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Loved living by lake macbride and walking the trails. The beach was so much fun and there was good fishing as well

Thank angi g
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I have been all over the state of Iowa, and this park is as pretty as any other in the state. So many opportunities are waiting for you in this park. Trails for hiking and biking, fishing (from the shore or a boat), swimming, tent...More

1  Thank Bill K
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

first of all you cross inside a forest where you can see beautiful trees that make a shade on your road...then you park and head to the lake...you can swim or rent a small boat for a trip...it is recommended when it is sunny and...More

Thank Issa M
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Lake Macbride is a great park to visit. Nice trails - we took a stroller on the Beach to Dam trail with no problem. Lake is no wake lake and it is a very beautiful secluded lake. Highly recommend a visit. Great swimming beach as...More

Thank Lindsey L
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

The last thing I ever wanted to lose when my mobility waned was fishing. Thanks for the accessible dock at Lake MacBride State Park, I can still enjoy this pastime. A wooden trail leads directly to the dock - and it is easily accessible (both...More

Thank Teresa K
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Very clean and well taken care of! Easy access! People very nice! The beaches were really Nice! Loved the river!

1  Thank Mike D
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Spivey5
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When you enter the park the road will come to a fork. You'll want to go to the right. Also, there should be a sign every time the road forks and it will have an arrow for which direction the falls are. When you're on the... More
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Debra H
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
iv seen dogs there i'm pretty sure.
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