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Rock Creek State Park
Rock Creek State Park © Ron Cook
Great blue heron, 10-12-2010.
Rock Creek State Park © Ron Cook
Morning at Rock Creek Park, taken on 10-12-2010.
Rock Creek State Park © Ron Cook
Great blue heron, afternoon of 10-12-2010.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake, footbridge near southern shore © Pete Compo
Taken in May 2008.
Rock Creek State Park © Annick Desjardins
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Campground © Annick Desjardins
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake Spillway Footbridge © Pete Compo
Taken in July 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake Spillway Footbridge © Pete Compo
Taken in July 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake Spillway © Pete Compo
Taken in June 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake Spillway © Pete Compo
Taken in July 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake Spillway © Pete Compo
Taken in July 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake Spillway © Pete Compo
Taken in July 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake, boat docks, southern shore © Pete Compo
Taken in June 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake Spillway © Pete Compo
Taken in July 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake Spillway © Pete Compo
Taken in July 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake, boat dock, southern shore © Pete Compo
Taken in June 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake Spillway © Pete Compo
Taken in July 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake, boat docks, southern shore © Pete Compo
Taken in May 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake, boating area, southern shore © Pete Compo
Taken in May 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake, boat docks, southern shore © Pete Compo
Taken in May 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake Spillway © Pete Compo
Taken in June 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake Spillway © Pete Compo
Taken in June 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake, boat docks, southern shore © Pete Compo
Taken in May 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake, near dusk © Pete Compo
Taken in May 2008.
Rock Creek State Park Rock Creek Lake, near dusk © Pete Compo
Taken in May 2008.
ROCK CREEK STATE PARK
ROCK CREEK STATE PARK
5627 Rock Creek East
Kellogg, Iowa   50135

Phone: 641-236-3722
Reservations: 641-236-3722
Email:
Rock Creek is one of central Iowa's major state parks and was officially dedicated on August 24, 1952. The 602-acre Rock Creek lake is the third largest state operated artificial impoundment. Rock Creek State Park truly offers something for everyone.

The park is a haven for many different species of wildlife. At the lake's far north end, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources maintains a game management area open to public hunting. Thousands of ducks migrating to their summer breeding grounds take refuge in the solitude of Rock Creek. The concentrations of teal, bluebills and mallards offer an excellent opportunity for bird watching. In the spring, ducks in their full plumage perform their courtship flights. Even in winter, mallards may often be seen on the south end of the lake where the spillway area is relatively free of ice. A variety of animals including white-tailed deer are often seen by park visitors.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bridle Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimitiveyes
 Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Camping
Rock Creek is one of central Iowa's camping hotspots. The large campground bordering the lake has 200 campsites (101 with electrical hookups) and modern rest rooms and showers. Camping permits are obtained by self-registration at the campground. Camping Fees can be paid at the site.
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Location
Rock Creek State Park is located near Grinnell, Newton

Trails
Hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing and snowmobiling are enjoyed on a system of multi-use trails around the park.


Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 28 my favorite camp ground
what a wonderful weekend to be with good friends. we had a beautiful weekend last weekend. look forward to catching more fish this summer.great time with my lady friend!!!
August 19 1 of our favorite camping places!!! by paragma
August 9 Nice average-to-large State park lake by Primalclaws1974
I live near Rock Creek. Its camping, fishing, and trails etc, attract not only cities close to it, but far away. Its not huge, but neither small. Can be pretty packed in late spring, early summer, but very pretty. Pontoon rentals available, and the lake can have small motorboats, as well as small sails. Well-maintained.
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