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Miners Retreat Enclosed Shelter (Ia)

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About This Campground

US Army Corps of Engineers

Lake Red Rock

Overview

Miner’s Retreat Enclosed Shelter is located on Lake Red Rock, Iowas largest lake. It is just 10 minutes from Pella, known for its Dutch heritage, and 15 minutes from Knoxville, the Sprint car capital of the world. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking and viewing wildlife. …

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Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Reservable
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups

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Location

Miners Retreat Enclosed Shelter (Ia) is located in Iowa

Directions

From Knoxville, take County Highway T-15 northeast for 8 miles. Turn north onto County Highway S-71 and continue 2 miles, following signs to the campground.

Coordinates

41.37865522 N
93.02945555 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Miner’s Retreat Enclosed Shelter is located on Lake Red Rock, Iowas largest lake. It is just 10 minutes from Pella, known for its Dutch heritage, and 15 minutes from Knoxville, the Sprint car capital of the world. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking and viewing wildlife.

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Natural Features:

Lake Red Rock is situated on the Des Moines River. Hardwood forests cover the lakeshore at Miner’s Retreat Enclosed Shelter, offering shade and scenic views.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. A wide variety of waterfowl, including the American White Pelican, migrates through the area in spring and fall. Bald eagles can be observed from November through March, and white-tailed deer and river otters are commonly viewed along the shoreline.

Recreation:

Lake Red Rock offers excellent boating, water skiing and swimming opportunities. Miles of water trails for kayakers and canoeists are designated along the shoreline.

Anglers will find crappie, walleye, channel and flathead catfish, northern pike and bluegill.

Several miles of trails for hiking and biking are in the area. The 15 mile paved Volksweg Trail stretches west from Pella to the Des Moines River and to the Cordova Recreation Area

Facilities:

Miner’s Retreat is an enclosed shelter that offers 20 amp electrical service, air conditioning, electric baseboard heaters, refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, and flush toilets.

Nearby Attractions:

Des Moines, Iowas capital, is an hour away, with numerous shopping and dining opportunities, museums and the Blank Park Zoo.

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  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

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  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

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