Hike five miles of rugged trails at Palisades-Kepler, taking visitors through a variety of wildlife and forest habitats. In the spring, a variety of wildflowers along with whitetail deer can be spotted along the trails.
Fish for a variety of species in the Cedar River, including channel catfish, bass and walleye. Anglers often fish by boat or along the shore near the old dam. A modern boat ramp provides convenient access to the river.
Stay overnight in one of four family cabins or at the park’s campground. One cabin is ADA accessible, and all cabins contain a shower, restroom, stovetop and refrigerator. Visitors must provide their own bedding, towels and cooking supplies. The park’s campground contains electrical hookups, modern shower, restroom facilities and a trailer dump station. One-fourth of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and advanced campsite and cabin and campground reservations can be made online.
Reserve one of two open picnic shelters for an outdoor gathering during your visit. The stone lodge is perfect for wedding receptions or any family gathering and can be reserved through the the online reservation system for Palisades-Kepler State Park.