Palisades-Kepler State Park

Palisades-Kepler State Park


Location:3.5 miles west of Mount Vernon, off US 30.
Facilities:44 campsites (26 with electrical hookups) with modern shower and restroom facilities, 4 family cabins (seasonal rental), day-use lodge (é), picnic areas, open picnic shelter, hiking trails (6 miles), boat ramp.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking.
Special Features:Park lies along the scenic Cedar River and features river bluffs, deep ravines, hardwood forests, masses of wildflowers, and an abundance of wildlife. The area is also noted for its prehistoric significance; a molar tooth of a mammoth was once found here, and exposed rocks along the river contain fossils millions of years old.
Address:700 Kepler Dr
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Phone:319-895-6039
Fax:319-895-9660
Web: www.iowadnr.com/parks/state_park_list/palisades.html
Size: 840 acres.

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