Backbone State Park


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Backbone State Park


Location:4 miles southwest of Strawberry Point, off IA 410.
Facilities:125 campsites (49 with electrical hookups; @di), year-round (é) and seasonal rental cabins, picnic areas, open picnic shelters, stone lodge, hiking and multi-use trails (21 miles), boat ramp, boat rentals, swimming beach, food concession, Civilian Conservation Corps museum, playground.
Activities:Camping, swimming, lake and stream fishing, boating (electric motors only), hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting (designated areas).
Special Features:Iowa's first state park, Backbone was named for its narrow and steep ridge of bedrock carved by a loop of the Maquoketa River. The park is heavily wooded and provides a refuge for deer, raccoon, fox, turkeys, ruffed grouse, and songbirds.
Address:1347 129th St
Dundee, IA 52038

Phone:563-924-2527
Fax:563-924-2827
Web: www.iowadnr.com/parks/state_park_list/backbone.html
Size: 2,001 acres.

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On Sunday the group will return to Dubuque via Backbone State Park.