Lewis and Clark State Park


Campground Type
State Park

21914 Park Loop
Onawa, Iowa 51040


Lewis and Clark State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 112
Number of Sites with Electric: 100
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 12

The Lewis and Clark campground is a great place to spend a leisurely vacation in the outdoors. The 112 campsites, 100 with electrical hookups and 12 with full hook-up, lie along the lakeshore. Modern rest rooms and showers are available, as is a trailer dump station. Advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Lewis and Clark State Park is a fine place for a leisurely hike. On the trails, park visitors can see a variety of trees, shrubs, and, often, wildlife including deer, rabbits and squirrels, as well as a wide variety of bird species.

The 250 acres of Blue Lake offer a variety of water-oriented recreational opportunities. The beach is a fine place for sunbathing and swimming. Two boat ramps are available for easy lake access. No restrictions are placed on motor size. The lake has been eradicated for a fisheries renovation. Excellent fishing opportunities should be available in a few years.

In 1984, the first annual Lewis and Clark Festival was held at Lewis and Clark State park near Onawa, the site of an 1804 Lewis and Clark encampment. The June festival features movies about the 1804 expedition, buckskinners in frontier dress, bluegrass music and historic presentations. A major attraction is the full-sized reproduction of Lewis and Clark's keelboat, Discovery, constructed by local volunteers and park staff.

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