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Southeast Region
Geode State Park
Geode State Park bumble bee © Lucas D. Paul
Geode State Park butterfly © Lucas D. Paul
Geode State Park © Lucas D. Paul
Geode State Park Snail © Lucas D. Paul
Geode State Park locust thorns © Lucas D. Paul
Geode State Park Sun Down At Geode © Lucas D. Paul
Geode State Park late evening at Geode © Lucas D. Paul
Geode State Park hey little fella © Lucas D. Paul
Geode State Park © Amber Biggs
Geode State Park © Amber Biggs
Geode State Park © Amber Biggs
Geode State Park © Lucas D. Paul
Geode State Park © James Graham
Geode State Park spider web © Lucas D. Paul
3249 Racine Ave.
Danville, Iowa   52623

Phone: 319-392-4601
Reservations: 319-392-4601
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
 Electric Sitesyes
There are 186 campsites with enough variety to suit anyone's tastes (96 sites have electricity). There are two modern shower buildings and a sewage dump station in the campground. Starting February 13, 2006 advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available for self-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Two camp pads and rest rooms are accessible to the mobility-impaired.

The prime attraction of the 1,640-acre park is Lake Geode, a 186-acre lake built in 1950. Over the years, the lake has become well known for excellent fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, red-eared sunfish and tiger muskie.

Geode State Park is located near Burlington, Fort Madison and Mount Pleasant

Geode State Park is one of the most scenic and popular picnicking spots in southeast Iowa. Several open picnic shelters are available for group use. These may be reserved for a fee through the park manager. A picnic site accessible to the mobility impaired is available.
Several hiking trails challenge the outdoor lover at Geode. The main trail starts at the north end of the lake and follows it all the way to the dam. Part of this trail has been developed into a nature trail with a printed brochure identifying points of interest. This trail is accessible from several picnic areas along the lake. Another trail begins at the dam on the west side of the lake and ends at picnic shelter number one.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 2 Great trails! by Terri
My husband, dog, and I hiked entirely around the lake today. Took us about four hours, and we went eight miles! It was a gorgeous day and an invigorating hike, but we were unprepared for all the steep hills. Wow! How challenging! If you hike the entire trail like we did, wear good walking or trail shoes, make sure you take plenty of water and other provisions, like trail mix or something. And make sure you remember exactly where your car is parked. Great park. We will be back.
November 19 Peaceful by C.M.E.
I often walk the trails with my dog in the evening before it gets too dark. It is rare that I hear people, and when I do it is only when we pass right near a campground site. I enjoy listening to the animals (mostly deer) walking around me, the frogs, and the birds chirping. It is among my favorite places.
October 24 excellent hiking by monken
On 10-20-10, hiked around the entire lake and found the trail well kept, easy to follow and beautiful! A great afternoon for two 50 somethings - not too strenuous, but took about 3 hours by the time we made photo stops, etc.
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