Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Preparation Canyon State Park

Ten hike-in camp sites, each with table and fireplace, are provided in the eastern half of the park. Registration for the isolated and secluded sites are obtained by self-registration at the east parking area. Camping Fees are to be paid at the registration area.

Walk In
Hike In
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Preparation Canyon State Park is located in Iowa
41.8931 N
-95.908 W
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3 Reviews of Preparation Canyon State Park
Hidden Gem

Beautiful place to enjoy the loess hills!

Excellent backwoods refuge.

If you're looking for a relaxing backcountry retreat for a little backpacking adventure then this is a great weekend option. Beginner to intermediate level trails that are good for the whole family. 340 acres with nearly 8 miles of trails to explore. Water options available. 8 backcountry campsites each with fire ring and picnic table. 1 shelter and privy available near main parking lot. Easy access to even more miles of trails in the remainder of the Loess Hills State Forest adjacent to the park.

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Preparation canyon

This is a nice hike in only camping area. The trails are well maintained as are the campsites. I only went out a day to test out some new equipment but will definitely be back