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Geode State Park

Named after Iowa’s state rock, Geode State Park is a favorite for both local residents and out-of-state visitors. 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.


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 Green Valley Lake 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. Water skiing is allowed in a designated area and all water skiers must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life-jacket..

 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.

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.

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

CAMPGROUND OPEN - LIMITED CAMPING. One shower building is open. Due to water pressure issues in the campground the full hook up sites (16-29) will be operated as standard electric sites and priced at $16 per night instead of $19. The sites will be available as first-come, first-serve sites only (no reservations) until the water issue is fixed. Campsites 46-90 in the back part of the campground remain closed to allow the grass to grow. The campsites will open once there is adequate grass on the sites. The second shower building in the back part of the campground remains closed. Campgrounds are now open to visitors. Campers and visitors should follow social distancing and increased hygiene requirements and recommendations. (Updated 06/01/2020)
The Lake is drained for renovation , No boating , fishing or swimming is possible at this time. walking on the lake bottom is permitted but caution is advised due to the possibility of getting stuck in the lake bottom mud.
  • Hiking trails
  • Playground
  • Boat ramps (2)
  • Shelters (4)
  • Modern restroom
  • Showers
  • Electric campsites (66)
  • Non-electric campsites (51)
  • Tent only campsites (24)
  • Youth group only campsites (1)
  • Dump station