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Geode State Park

Named after Iowa’s state rock, Geode State Park is a beautiful destination in southeast Iowa for outdoor recreation. Lake Geode is the focal point of the park, with more than 150 acres for fishing, boating and paddlesport activities. Geodes are on display in the park office, but it is prohibited to remove geodes from the park.


PLAN YOUR VISIT

Hike a variety of trails at Geode, taking visitors around the lake and to several sites within the park. The main trail begins at the north end of the lake and travels to the dam. Another trail leads from the dam on the west side of the lake to complete a circular tour of Lake Geode.

 Fish for largemouth bass, crappie, red-eared sunfish and more. Shoreline fishing is available from several picnic areas along the lakeshore and the dam. Boaters can enjoy the lake at “no wake” speeds. Two boat ramps on the east side of the lake provide convenient access to the water. 

 Boat in the waters of Lake Geode or swim at the sandy beach area. Boats must operate at “no-wake” speeds and cannot be operated at more than 5 mph within 100 feet of the shore or within 50 feet of another craft or person. In-board motors are not allowed on the lake, including jet skis and jet boats.

 Camp at one of several electric or non-electric campsites at the park’s campground. The campground features two modern shower buildings, a modern restroom, sewage dump station and two ADA accessible camp pads. One-fourth of the campsites are available for self-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis and advance campsite reservations can be made online through the online reservation system for Geode State Park.


Reserve one of four open shelters for an outdoor gathering during your visit. The Beach Shelter is ADA accessible and several scenic picnic spots are available throughout the park. Shelter reservations can be made through the online reservation system for Geode State Park.



Geode State Park
3333 Racine Ave
Danville, IA 52623
Ph. 319-392-4601
Geode@dnr.iowa.gov


Campground Facilities Spring 2024

Shower House #1 in the upper portion of the campground will be partially opened Monday April 15th, 2024. There is also a pit latrine located in the middle of the campground. The water hydrants are on at the campsites and dump station open for the season. All  remaining campground facilites will open May 1st, 2024

The water hydrants & dump station are now open at the campsites in the campground. The modern restroom will be open mid April,weather permitting.. Until then, there is a year around pit toilet available at the center part of the campground.

The water hydrants & dump station are now open at the campsites in the campground. The modern restroom will be open mid April,weather permitting.. Until then, there is a year around pit toilet available at the center part of the campground.

 Modern Restroom & Shower facilities in the campground are normally opened around mid- April, weather depending. The hydrants in the campground are normally turned on around April 1st. The campground leaves the electric on at pedestals during the winter, there is one hydrant left on year round for filling at the campground entrance. There is a year round pit toilet located near the center of the campground. Winter rates apply until May 1st. For questions please call the park office at (319)392-4601

AMENITIES AT A GLANCE

  • Hiking trails
  • Playground
  • Boat ramps (2)
  • Shelters
  • Modern restroom
  • Showers
  • Electric campsites 
  • Non-electric campsites
  • Tent only campsites 
  • Youth group only campsites 
  • Dump station